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adjective as in by chance

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When Luc’s work for a nonprofit is endangered by accidental public embarrassment, the pretend relationship works to his advantage and to Oliver’s, who needs a plus-one for a family event.

Those who are allergic shouldn’t expect to scarf down PB&Js anytime soon, but not having to fear that an accidental brush with nuts could take their lives is an even more delicious treat.

From Ozy

He scored an accidental touchdown Sunday against the Lions, remember, when the Falcons planned to run down the clock before kicking a potential winning field goal.

We have an accidental President, who is there only because of the archaic electoral college.

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But, Adnan suggest that Jay butt-dialed Nisha by mistake on his phone and accidentally left a two-minute voicemail.

Along the way, he accidentally embeds a nail in his foot, which is not symbolic at all.

Hathaway says she discovered that everyone hated her accidentally.

“It was as though she had veered, accidentally, into her own life,” writes Shields elsewhere.

On her first episode live from New York, she accidentally said the f-word.

It wasn't far, so we kept on, and presently it developed that we had accidentally come upon old Piegan Smith.

Again, mebbe it would–if the hull thing that happened next was accidentally a-purpose.

They had, perhaps, when they were thus accidentally lifted to power, no very definite intentions of any sort.

On the 22d August, one of the plants having been accidentally injured, the experiment was terminated.

One day he accidentally let slip some words about Melbourne, which he could not well have done unless he had seen the place.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accidentally, such as: unintentionally, unwittingly, by mistake, fortuitously, and haphazardly.

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