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 Meanings and Examples of ACCIDENTAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  unexpected; unforeseen
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  They were gone, without a word, snapped out, made accidental, isolated, like ghosts even from our pity.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
2  A small gust of wind that scarcely corrugated the surface was enough to disturb its accidental course with its accidental burden.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
3  Indeed, I was not only so changed in the course of nature, but so differently dressed and so differently circumstanced, that it was not at all likely he could have known me without accidental help.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVIII
4  An accidental circumstance cemented the intimacy between Steerforth and me, in a manner that inspired me with great pride and satisfaction, though it sometimes led to inconvenience.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  But the chief point was that all this was, as it were, not accidental in me, but as though it were bound to be so.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: II
6  He cast down his eyes and hurried out as if it were none of his business, careful as he went not to inflict any accidental injury on the young lady.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III
7  This curious contradiction is not accidental.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER II
8  Mr. Bingley had not been of age two years, when he was tempted by an accidental recommendation to look at Netherfield House.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
9  Mr. Heathcliff followed, his accidental merriment expiring quickly in his habitual moroseness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
10  She wondered occasionally if these meetings were not more than accidental.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  In the end Jurgis got a chance through an accidental meeting with an old-time acquaintance of his union days.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
12  The accidental discovery, just made, that the proprietor of the Temperance Tavern kept liquor on his premises, scarcely fluttered the public pulse, tremendous as the fact was.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
13  For Fanny, somewhat more was related than the accidental agreeableness of the parties he had been in.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
14  She seems somehow more reconciled; or else the very subject seems to have become repugnant to her, for when any accidental allusion is made she actually shudders.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
15  It might be accidental, no doubt, certainly, but it was a menacing accident.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  This standard ensures the unit is waterproof and so prevents an accidental, and potentially fatal, combination of water and electricity.
2  The law discriminates between accidental and intentional killing.
3  Buy an insurance policy that covers accidental damage.
4  There is an element of doubt as to whether the deaths were accidental.
5  A third of accidental deaths occur in the home.
6  Its curves are arbitrary, and what we call accidental, but one after another follows it as if he were guided by a chart on which it was laid down.
7  It was self-evident to her that anything so wonderful could not have evolved accidentally.
8  A soldier accidentally discharged his weapon.
9  The end of the wire had become accidentally fused with the switch.
10  My father accidentally locked me out of the house.
11  He accidentally trod on her foot.
12  She accidentally swallowed a glass bead.
13  This morning, however, a fireman accidentally discovered the cause.
14  The door locked accidentally, and I couldn't get out of the room.
15  The liquid ignited when somebody dropped a match in it accidentally.