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 Meanings and Examples of ACCIDENT
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accident
 n.  event that takes place without expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
Example Sentence: (175 in 12 pages)
1  I was scarcely able to move my arm after the accident.
2  Since his accident, he hasn't been able to walk unaided.
3  Don't say a word about the accident to my mother.
4  His account of the accident tallies with yours.
5  Don't admit liability for the accident.
6  She needed speech therapy after she suffered severe head injuries in a car accident.
7  It is advisable to insure your life against accident.
8  He was killed a few days ago in a skiing accident.
9  I don't want to be thought insensitive, but I do think we should go ahead despite the accident.
10  A pattern is beginning to emerge from our analysis of the accident data.
11  Police are urging anyone who saw the accident to contact them immediately.
12  He broke his arm in an accident.
13  We took a roundabout route to avoid the accident.
14  I'm afraid the unexpected accident may botch up the dinner tonight.
15  There was an accident here yesterday.
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  I used to go a good deal after the accident, when I was first married; but after awhile I got to think it made 'em feel worse to see us.'
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  Anyhow, when she heard o the accident she came right in and stayed with Ethan over to the minister's, where they'd carried him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  Mattie was, before the accident; I never knew a sweeter nature.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  But she met him by accident almost every day.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  Perhaps he had had an accident, perhaps his horse had thrown him and he was lying helpless in some ditch.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
6  See that amazing lower lip, pressed by accident against the vessel's side, so as firmly to embrace the jaw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
7  Now, the people of the Pequod had been baling some time in this way; several tubs had been filled with the fragrant sperm; when all at once a queer accident happened.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
8  Be it said, however, that the Sperm Whale is far less liable to this accident than any other species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
9  On the table beside her there was a basket of early summer flowers which the Pole had left after he heard of the accident.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
10  Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
11  She had pictured him seeking her at the very first hour, and he had lived under the same sky since day before yesterday; while only by accident had he stumbled upon her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
12  "I am destined to see you only by accident," she said, shoving the cat off the chair beside her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
13  But he had been killed in an elevator accident in Durham's.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  It was dreadful that an accident of this sort, that no man can help, should have meant such suffering.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
15  They had been overworked and underfed so long, and finally some disease had laid them on their backs; or they had cut themselves, and had blood poisoning, or met with some other accident.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12