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synonyms for accident-prone

  • all thumbs
  • bungling
  • inept
  • klutzy
  • two left feet
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How to use accident-prone in a sentence

Last night I saw Jean Baptiste lying prone upon the floor, and knew that she had beaten him down to it, and he had not resisted.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
My father, who was a professional cricketer, was smashed up by an accident, and I had three horrible years in employment in shops.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
“Of course we know it, sir,” rejoined Fogg, slapping his pocket—perhaps by accident.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
The violent shock dazed Malcolm for a second, but all might yet have been well were it not for an unavoidable accident.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
An accident occurred on the Panama rail road, recently put in operation, by which 43 persons were killed, and 60 wounded.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
"I declare, wife, that was an awful accident over to the mills," said Mr. Slocum.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Nancy was little the worse for the awful accident, bruised, of course, but poor Masters was unconscious.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Concurrence finds incidents or concomitants of a fact or event, something that by accident became connected with it.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
I have erected above 100 steam-engines on this principle, but never met with one accident or complaint against them.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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