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The thought of these things is adventitious, changeable, and does not apply to permanent objects.
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 3PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
In all of these cases, the movement of displacement is identical, and presents only adventitious differences.
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 3PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
He wants all these adventitious excitements, but he has that within which is a greater excitement than all these.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
And yet it is but an adventitious honour, which will soon fade, if it be not sustained by personal character and real excellence.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
He was more so than Columbus, and rendered the adventitious career of the Genoese possible.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HOW HE RECEIVED AND IMPARTED THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERYJUSTIN WINSOR
Turning to stem structure, we find that he understood the difference in origin between stem buds and adventitious roots.
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
For the internal motion then commences to betray and exert itself when the external and adventitious is removed.
NOVUM ORGANUMFRANCIS BACON
Then too—there were certain adventitious aids to ward off the shadow of coming years.
HELEN GRANT'S SCHOOLDAYSAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
The part that Bunker had played in bringing about this moral catastrophe was, however, purely adventitious.
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIORBRET HARTE
The strength that had come to him was only an adventitious kind of strength, after all.
THE SQUIRE'S DAUGHTERSILAS K(ITTO) HOCKING
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ADVENTITIOUS

  • accidental
  • adventitious
  • aleatory
  • fortuitous
  • haphazard
  • impromptu
  • random
  • spontaneous
  • undesigned
  • unexpected
  • unintended
  • unintentional
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