a single distinct event
a public disturbance
"the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
falling or striking of light rays on something
(sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
"incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.
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He probably focused on how badly Saudi Arabia felt because Saudi Arabia is the last thing he heard in the conversation, and The President is aware that because of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi incident everything that the US does with Saudi Arabia is under the microscope.
You cannot guarantee that there will be no terrorist incident, but I can assure Australians that our security system, our border protection, our domestic security arrangements, are much stronger than they are in Europe where regrettably they allowed security to slip.
As soon as we became aware of the alleged incident we began an internal investigation and contacted the appropriate authorities, we want to reassure you that the safety and welfare of every resident at Cathedral Village remains our utmost priority and we will continue to make every effort to ensure their well-being.
As a result of information received at the time from people who were at the scene, and subsequent investigations carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command ... I am treating this as a terrorist incident.
While this shameful act may be an isolated incident, what’s not isolated are the almost daily reports that feed the perception that VA leadership are detached from the urgent challenges facing returning veterans, but it’s even more troubling that Ms. Paul’s shockingly poor judgment did not merit immediate firing. She should have been fired the minute such poor judgment was discovered and failing to do so only reinforces VA's track record of failing to hold its employees accountable.
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- واقعة, حادثة, حادثArabic
- осраҡ, хәл, осраҡлы, ваҡиғаBashkir
- Vorfall, Ereignis, Begebenheit, Geschehnis, Störfall, einfallendGerman
- προσπίπτουσα, συναφής, προσπίπτωνGreek
- selkkaus, lankeava, johtuva, tapaus, tapahtuma, välikohtausFinnish
- tuiteamasScottish Gaelic
- պատահար, դեպք, դիպվածArmenian
- 事件, 사건Korean
- gebeuren, voorval, gebeurtenis, episode, inslaand, inherentDutch
- padający, wydarzenie, incydent, towarzyszący, wynikającyPolish
- deranjament, caz, incident, minor incident, mic incident, episod, incidentalRomanian
- случай, падающий, свойственный, происшествие, инцидентRussian
- händelse, olyckshändelse, tilldragelse, tillbudSwedish
- biến cốVietnamese
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