occurrence :

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  • n  an event that happens
  • n  an instance of something occurring
    a disease of frequent occurrence
    the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets

  • While the world has been fixed on the crisis in Israel and Lebanon these past few weeks, Iraq has reached the brink of a "very grave occurrence," an all-out civil war between .
  • Rather, it was that the occurrence seemed so impossible: We think of our highways and other infrastructure as being so well built and so rigorously inspected and maintained as .
  • In the meantime, floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides and other natural disasters are expected to become more frequent, along with the occurrence of diseases such as typhoid .
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  • Gregory Smith in USA Today
    It's uncertain again what is happening in Iran that's leading to that occurrence,Smith said.
  • Tony Hayward in AFP
    Hayward described what had happened as "perhaps a hundred thousand to one in a million occurrence" and gave an "absolute commitment" to return the Gulf coastline to how it was before the disaster.
  • Floyd Landis in Wall Street Journal
    We will explain to the world why this is not a doping case but a natural occurrence,Mr. Landis said in his first public appearance the charges were made.

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