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Synonyms for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happening

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventnoun

    an event that happens

    Synonyms:
    occurrence, natural event, occurrent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "happening":

    occurring

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How to use happening in a sentence?

  1. Angela Onwuachi-Willig:

    For many, many years, it's been presumed that the only qualified candidates were White men, ninety-five percent of all Supreme Court justices have been White men, and I think that there is now unconsciously some of that( reaction) happening.

  2. Mary Louise Kelly:

    What is happening( at the end) there is an aide has stopped the interview, said,' We're done, thank you,' and you heard me thank the secretary, he did not reply -- he leaned in, glared at me, and then turned and with his aides left the room.

  3. Cecillia Wang:

    Many of these mothers and children had no lawyers because they could not afford them, without counsel, traumatized refugees don't understand what is happening in court and cannot get their legitimate asylum claims heard.

  4. Riad Salameh:

    I think the market has been misinformed, figures have been largely inflated, besides all these stories circulating that are not substantiated by Saudi official positions ... I have not been informed officially, of any measure - coming or happening - concerning the financial sector.

  5. Byron Brown:

    Their time with the families really provided real comfort to the families, their healing is going to be hard but to know that their President and their vice president care and intend to do something to prevent this from happening to other families meant a great deal.


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