OCCASION in a Sentence

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occasion
 n.  a particular time, especially when something happens or has happened
 n.  opportunity to do something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  On another occasion an old white-haired gentleman had an interview with my companion; and on another a railway porter in his velveteen uniform.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  In the case of Lucy Ferrier the occasion was serious enough in itself, apart from its future influence on her destiny and that of many besides.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
3  On another occasion, as Drebber passed under a cliff a great boulder crashed down on him, and he only escaped a terrible death by throwing himself upon his face.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
4  WE had all been warned to appear before the magistrates upon the Thursday; but when the Thursday came there was no occasion for our testimony.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
5  An anecdote was on the tip of her tongue, about a public lavatory built to celebrate the same occasion, and how the Mayor.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
6  At that time my virtue slumbered; my evil, kept awake by ambition, was alert and swift to seize the occasion; and the thing that was projected was Edward Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
7  Whatsoever the public meeting held in Coketown, and whatsoever the subject of such meeting, some Coketowner was sure to seize the occasion of alluding to his eminently practical friend Gradgrind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
8  I recall, sir, that on that occasion you went so far as to say you were actually apprehensive of Miss Gradgrind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
9  She was not afraid of him, or in any way disconcerted; she seemed to have her mind entirely preoccupied with the occasion of her visit, and to have substituted that consideration for herself.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
10  But who was to represent the Queen of Beauty and of Love on the present occasion no one was prepared to guess.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
11  The marshals of the field, however, spurred their horses between them, and reminded them, that the laws of the tournament did not, on the present occasion, permit this species of encounter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
12  It was on this occasion, as during his whole life, John's misfortune, not perfectly to understand the characters of those whom he wished to conciliate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  Upon this occasion the Irish chieftains contended which should first offer to the young Prince their loyal homage and the kiss of peace.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
14  Of all the train none escaped except Wamba, who showed upon the occasion much more courage than those who pretended to greater sense.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
15  Thus exhorted, Cedric sallied forth upon his expedition; and it was not long ere he had occasion to try the force of that spell which his Jester had recommended as omnipotent.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  He is not a wise man who cannot play the fool on occasion.
17  On one occasion, she called me in the middle of the night.
18  The purpose of the occasion was to raise money for medical supplies.
19  On this occasion we departed from our normal practice of holding the meetings in public.
20  I'll raise the subject when a suitable occasion offers itself.
21  He argued that the release of hostages should not occasion a change in policy.
22  Harvest festival was the occasion for the collective expression of a community's religious values.
23  She gave a speech appropriate to the occasion.
24  Judith couldn't really enter into the spirit of the occasion.
25  There is a great sense of occasion and a terrific standard of musicianship.
26  The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
27  Of all the millions who are moved by this historic occasion, while I am amongst these, my anecdote is and would be far less remarkable.
28  He must buy what he has little occasion for.
29  He was always able to find the apposite phrase, the correct expression for every occasion.
30  The Apple iPad version has some performance issues, such as sluggish movement or audio that might stutter on occasion.