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noun as in occurrence

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The reason given was an incident in January when his daughter was found on campus with a vape pen.

The publication confirmed that Dorris had told both a friend in the city and her mother about the incident — both of whom corroborated her account.

From Vox

For any incident, she says, “it’s really about trying to see the positive sides, and it’s about how you deal with it.”

From Ozy

It’s incredible the amount of media intensity that happens when there’s a viral incident.

Robinhood is facing class action lawsuits over the outages in March from customers who allege the incident caused them to lose money.

From Fortune

Which is impossible unless people talk publicly rather than letting each crime be its own isolated incident.

The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.

“I guess it was their first incident where they lose a plane,” said Dobersberger, the travel agent.

They finished out the tour without incident, while newspapers across the country picked up the story.

The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.

Nevertheless the evening and the night passed away without incident.

A little incident which his mother remembers is not without a pretty allegoric significance.

It is not, however, the incident in itself that is now referred to, but only the formality ascribed to it in the narrative.

The incident did not demand more than a few seconds for its transaction and Winifred hardly noticed it, so unstrung was she.

A curious incident: during the night a Fleet-sweeper tied up alongside, full of wounded, chiefly Australians.


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On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incident, such as: circumstance, episode, event, fact, matter, and scene.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.