ACCIDENTALLY in a Sentence

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For ACCIDENTALLY, below is one of 48 sentences:
And there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.

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 Meanings and Examples of ACCIDENTALLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 ad.  inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  I did mean a moment since to tell a lie--to write that I did this accidentally, not knowing what I was doing through foolishness, through losing my head.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: X
2  A fourth while seemingly overwhelmed with work would often come accidentally under the Emperor's eye.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IX
3  I stayed accidentally, replied Pierre.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII
4  After the deaths of her son and husband in such rapid succession, she felt herself a being accidentally forgotten in this world and left without aim or object for her existence.
War and Peace 6 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XII
5  She put her hand accidentally upon the tapestry near her, and then sprang back, feeling quite startled.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
6  Dr. Craven started in actual alarm and Mrs. Medlock almost fell back because he had accidentally bumped against her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
7  At one of these encounters, accidentally or purposely, Albert's mask fell off.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
8  Felix had accidentally been present at the trial; his horror and indignation were uncontrollable when he heard the decision of the court.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
9  Mrs. Dashwood was denied; but before the carriage could turn from the house, her husband accidentally came out.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41
10  Because the greatest necessity for so doing would seem to be, when in feeding he accidentally takes in water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
11  Edna had discovered it accidentally one day when the high-board gate stood ajar.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXVI
12  Miss Lucas perceived him from an upper window as he walked towards the house, and instantly set out to meet him accidentally in the lane.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
13  "I only meant accidentally," said Thomasin.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
14  Later on he gave the man the posting office of Meaux, either intentionally or accidentally.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
15  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
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  It was self-evident to her that anything so wonderful could not have evolved accidentally.
2  A soldier accidentally discharged his weapon.
3  The end of the wire had become accidentally fused with the switch.
4  My father accidentally locked me out of the house.
5  He accidentally trod on her foot.
6  She accidentally swallowed a glass bead.
7  This morning, however, a fireman accidentally discovered the cause.
8  The door locked accidentally, and I couldn't get out of the room.
9  The liquid ignited when somebody dropped a match in it accidentally.
10  The candy eventually dissolved, but Shikowitz said kids could also accidentally inhale the fine powder down the wrong pipe.
11  And there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.
12  The Air Force led us to believe that Dad's plane crashed into a mountain accidentally and without warning.
13  This standard ensures the unit is waterproof and so prevents an accidental, and potentially fatal, combination of water and electricity.
14  The law discriminates between accidental and intentional killing.
15  Buy an insurance policy that covers accidental damage.