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 Meanings and Examples of OCCUR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
occur
 v.  take place; be found to exist; come to one's mind
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The cases of Dolsky in Odessa, and of Leturier in Montpellier, will occur at once to any toxicologist.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
2  Only after weeks of vain effort did the right idea occur to somebody-namely, to utilise the force of gravity.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
3  We shall be finely helped, if the churl Saxons should have realized your Grace's vision, of converting feudal drawbridges into gibbets; and yonder bold-spirited Cedric seemeth one to whom such an imagination might occur.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  It might occur to him that Mr. Crawford had been sitting by her long enough, or he might mean to recommend her as a wife by shewing her persuadableness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  None such had occurred since his seeing her in her uncle's room, none such might occur again before his leaving Mansfield.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Elizabeth could not conceive how such an absurd suspicion should occur to her, and indignantly answered for each party's perfectly knowing their situation.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  Other opportunities of making her observations could not fail to occur.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  A sudden recollection seemed to occur, and to give him some taste of that emotion which was reddening Anne's cheeks and fixing her eyes on the ground.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  It did not occur to his mind that Eustacia's love signal to Wildeve was the tender effect upon the deserted beauty of the intelligence which her grandfather had brought home.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
10  Such sudden alternations from mental vacuity do sometimes occur thus quietly.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
11  Among the different possibilities as to the person's individuality there did not for a moment occur to Yeobright that it might be one of his own family.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
12  I have already arranged what is to occur.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
13  As a rule, when I have heard some slight indication of the course of events, I am able to guide myself by the thousands of other similar cases which occur to my memory.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14  He would seize the coat, then, and be in the act of throwing it out, when it would occur to him that it would swim and not sink.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
15  There could be no doubt that, as it was a national possession, a horrible scandal would ensue if any misfortune should occur to it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
Example Sentence: (122 in 9 pages)
16  Many bodily changes occur during adolescence.
17  Mental and physical deterioration both occur naturally with age.
18  These chemical changes occur quite naturally.
19  Changes in temperature occur slowly and are constrained within relatively tight bounds.
20  About two in every five epileptic fits occur during sleep.
21  Adaptations in plants occur over thousands of years.
22  These problems occur in all families.
23  No one has suggested how this might occur.
24  It didn't occur to him that his wife was having an affair.
25  It is uncertain how likely this is to occur.
26  If the primary infection is not treated further outbreaks may occur.
27  She's written a program to find words which frequently occur together.
28  Similar species of fish occur in Mongolia.
29  Problems only occur when this attitude is taken to extremes.
30  According to the report, most accidents occur when young children are left unattended in the home.