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noun as in chance

noun as in event, happening


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For a special occasion, or in the company of wine lovers, this is an exquisite pick.

From Eater

So, for now, set your sights on a special occasion and plan it out together with your partner.

Staff also testified that they saw women leave Salsman’s office “in tears or distress” on multiple occasions.

Whether the occasion calls for dinner and drinks after indulging in Sundance’s best films or lunch before hitting the slopes, Park City’s restaurants do it all.

From Eater

This pair from Outdoor Voices is made from an incredibly soft polyester-spandex blend that keeps me comfortable while I’m lounging around at home, and the fitted silhouette helps me feel put together on the rare occasions I actually leave the house.

Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.

To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.

It was also an occasion for voluptuary displays of tough-mindedness.

But the occasion is even more special when you can cheers with some funky flutes.

The government defines excessive drinking as drinking too much on one occasion over the course of a week.

Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.

Fatigue he never knew, and on one occasion he was said to have spent thirteen days and nights in the saddle.

Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.

Mr. Brown seizes the proffered member, and gives it as hearty a pressure as the publicity of the occasion will permit.

The occasion should be seized also to increase the balances of depositors who carry unprofitable accounts.

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On this page you'll find 203 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to occasion, such as: incident, moment, opening, opportunity, possibility, and time.

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