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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCIDENT

It is not necessary to dwell on every incident of this terrible journey.

Shakespeare should never have used this incident; it is a blot on his conception.

Small as the incident was, it marked a change in Sidney's position in the ward.

As we have seen, he cannot keep the incident out of his plays.

Miss Bartlett was pleased to look upon this incident as funny.

And now there happened about as wonderful an incident as anything that I have yet told you.

After the incident of the birds and cage, my sagacity was for some time at fault.

Another side to it is shown by an incident that happened about a week later.

Here an incident occurred that is sufficiently singular to be mentioned.

Let pious women, especially, take a lesson from this incident.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "something which occurs casually in connection with something else," from Middle French incident and directly from Latin incidentem (nominative incidens), present participle of incidere "happen, befall," from in- "on" + -cidere, comb. form of cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Sense of "an occurrence viewed as a separate circumstance" is from mid-15c. Meaning "event that might trigger a crisis or political unrest" first attested 1913.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCIDENT

adventure

nounrisky or unexpected undertaking
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