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  • n  an event that occurs at a critical time
    it was needed only on special occasions
  • n  a vaguely specified social event
    an occasion arranged to honor the president
  • n  reason
    there was no occasion for complaint
  • n  the time of a particular event
    on the occasion of his 60th birthday
  • n  an opportunity to do something
    there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill
  • v  give occasion to

  • Tuesday's presidential swearing in may be a historic, solemn occasion.
  • On the occasion of John Updike's passing, PTI takes a look at the prolific author's most memorable works.
  • I suspect, though, that the occasion of a visit from Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey marked the first time the arena hosted a wave performed by an audience divided equally between .
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  • Statement by Ministers MacKay and Findlay on the Occasion of Father's Day
    OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2013) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Father's Day:
    June 16, 2013 - Marketwire
  • NC State's Rodon on pitching Sunday against UNC: 'I like rising to the occasion'
    NC State hasn't been in the College World Series since 1968, but the long drought ends Sunday when Carlos Rodon starts for the Wolfpack against North Carolina. "I like rising to the occasion," Rodon said. That's the thing I do. And I take pride in rising to the occasion."
    June 15, 2013 - The News & Observer
  • Press Releases: On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
    On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 13, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send warmest congratulations and best wishes to the people of the United Kingdom in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Birthday on June 15. There’s something remarkable in just how deeply ...
    June 13, 2013 - U.S. Department of State

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