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 Meanings and Examples of INCIDENTALLY
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 ad.  by chance; as a chance occurrence; accidentally
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  As I walked away, I was full of thoughtfulness; what had been incidentally revealed to me of Captain Ahab, filled me with a certain wild vagueness of painfulness concerning him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
3  This peculiarity is strikingly evinced in the head, as in some part of this book will be incidentally shown.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
4  Gurry, so called, is a term properly belonging to right whalemen, but sometimes incidentally used by the sperm fishermen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
5  My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  It incidentally showed that her apparent languor did not arise from lack of force.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
7  They were of great service to me, and especially that one incidentally truthful piece of biography of Stapleton's.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
8  In the outer office Wemmick offered me his congratulations, and incidentally rubbed the side of his nose with a folded piece of tissue-paper that I liked the look of.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXVI
9  When I refer to them, incidentally, it is only as a part of my progress.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
10  When speaking to Chichagov, Kutuzov incidentally mentioned that the vehicles packed with china that had been captured from him at Borisov had been recovered and would be restored to him.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
11  We don't know how things look there and, incidentally, we don't want to know.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
12  Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon incidental to such a state.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  They are ever content to build their lives on any incidental position that offers itself; whilst men would fain make a globe to suit them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
14  But Yeobright was too deeply absorbed in the ramblings incidental to his remorseful state to notice her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
15  There was a note on the programme, saying that the 'incidental music' would be from the opera 'Traviata,' which was made from the same story as the play.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
Example Sentence:
1  He broke cover after his name was mooted in the Russian newspaper Isvestia, which incidentally is owned by Gazprom.
2  That was aided by testimony from Apple's head of iTunes software, and incidentally by segments of a deposition of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs filmed months before his death in 2011.
3  We had a marvellous meal at that restaurant you recommended - incidentally, I must give you the number of a similar one I know.
4  Try not to be distracted by incidental details.
5  Increased motivation is more than an incidental benefit of reward schemes.
6  The fact that the concert made a profit was considered incidental.
7  The scholarship covered his major expenses at college and some of his incidental expenses as well.