en-en

Occasion

noun

1) A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.

2) A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.

3) An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.

4) Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.

5) A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.

v. t.

1) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Examples Sentences for

Occasion

1) Two more attempts he made to rejoin the tribe, but on each Occasion he was set upon and driven away.
2) Dropping his bundle of arrows at the foot of the tree, Tarzan crept among the shadows at the side of the street until he came to the same hut he had entered on the Occasion of his first visit.
3) In pursuance of this request, Nancy quickly laid the cloth; disappearing for a few minutes, she presently returned with a pot of porter and a dish of sheep’s heads: which gave Occasion to several pleasant witticisms on the part of Mr Sikes, founded upon the singular coincidence of jemmiessbeing a can name, common to them, and also to an ingenious implement much used in his profession.
4) Upon this Occasion my father said, with an expression of unbounded wonder, My dearest Victor, what infatuation is this?
5) Sergei Rachmaninoff was the soloist , and for the Occasion Vaughan Williams wrote his Serenade to Music for orchestra and sixteen soloists
6) Indeed, the Artful, presuming upon their close attachment, more than once took Occasion to reason gravely with his companion upon these improprieties; all of which remonstrances, Master Bates received in extremely good part; merely requesting his friend to be blowed,sor to insert his head in a sack, or replying with some other neatly-turned witticism of a similar kind, the happy application of which, excited considerable admiration in the mind of Mr Chitling.
7) On this Occasion I saw myself reading the Qur’an in a carpeted room that felt familiar but was like no place I had been before.
8) The term anti-Semitic has been used on Occasion to include bigotry against other Semitic-language peoples such as Arabs , but such usage is not widely accepted
9) Having given vent to this result of experience, the doctor put his hands into his pockets, and walked up and down the room with even greater rapidity than before. ‘The more I think of it,ssaid the doctor, the more I see that it will Occasion endless trouble and difficulty if we put these men in possession of the boy’s real story.
10) He well remembered the night of old Sally’s death, which the occurrences of that day had given him good reason to recollect, as the Occasion on which he had proposed to Mrs Corney; and although that lady had never confided to him the disclosure of which she had been the solitary witness, he had heard enough to know that it related to something that had occurred in the old woman’s attendance, as workhouse nurse, upon the young mother of Oliver Twist.
11) The afternoon is the perfect Occasion for panhandlers and pickpockets.
12) Our first care has been to keep the matter secret.— You knew nothing of me, or my family, and, therefore, there could be no Occasion for ever mentioning my name to you; and, as he was always particularly afraid of his sister’s suspecting any thing, THAT was reason enough for his not mentioning it.’
13) You were present on the Occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and indeed are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.’ ‘If the law supposes that,ssaid Mr Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, the law is a ass—a idiot.
14) The subject matter of this conference was not disclosed in the parlour, but the kitchen was speedily enlightened concerning it; for Mr Giles walked straight thither, and having called for a mug of ale, announced, with 394 Oliver Twist an air of majesty, which was highly effective, that it had pleased his mistress, in consideration of his gallant behaviour on the Occasion of that attempted robbery, to depost, in the local savings-bank, the sum of five-and-twenty pounds, for his sole use and benefit.
15) A leading figure in the so-called `` Chicago school ' of early Dixieland , he also played piano and sang on Occasion
16) Dropping his bundle of arrows at the foot of the tree, Tarzan crept among the shadows at the side of the street until he came to the same hut he had entered on the Occasion of his first visit.
17) Acts 3:19 -21 Mormons teach that these keys were taken from the earth with the death of the original apostles , and were restored to Joseph Smith , Jr. by those who held them anciently , `` Upon you my fellow servants , in the name of Messiah , I confer the Priesthood of Aaron , which holds the keys of the ministering of angels , and of the gospel of repentance , and of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins ; and this shall never be taken again from the earth until the sons of Levi do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness ... ' Joseph wrote : `` The messenger who visited us on this Occasion and conferred this priesthood upon us , said that his name was John , the same that is called John the Baptist in the New Testament , and that he acted under the direction of Peter , James and John , who held the keys of the Priesthood of Melchizedek , which Priesthood , he said , would in due time be conferred on us ... ' JSH 1:69,72 , `` And this greater priesthood administereth the gospel and holdeth the key of the mysteries of the kingdom , even the key of the knowledge of God
18) Having given vent to this result of experience, the doctor put his hands into his pockets, and walked up and down the room with even greater rapidity than before. ‘The more I think of it,ssaid the doctor, the more I see that it will Occasion endless trouble and difficulty if we put these men in possession of the boy’s real story.
19) The subject matter of this conference was not disclosed in the parlour, but the kitchen was speedily enlightened concerning it; for Mr Giles walked straight thither, and having called for a mug of ale, announced, with 394 Oliver Twist an air of majesty, which was highly effective, that it had pleased his mistress, in consideration of his gallant behaviour on the Occasion of that attempted robbery, to depost, in the local savings-bank, the sum of five-and-twenty pounds, for his sole use and benefit.
20) ISBN 0-684-18275-0 the Council was the first Occasion where the technical aspects of Christology were discussed
21) Sentimentality is both a literary device used to induce a tender emotional response disproportionate to the situation at hand , I. A. Richards gave just such a quantitative definition : `` a response is sentimental if it is too great for the Occasion . '
22) On one Occasion it was the specialist and the Jack Horner who instinctively stood on the defensive against all synthetic tasks and capabilities; at another time it was the industrious worker who had got a scent of OTIUM and refined luxuriousness in the internal economy of the philosopher, and felt himself aggrieved and belittled thereby.
23) On one Occasion he squandered a considerable sum of money , which they had entrusted him for delivery elsewhere , on a visit to a local fair
24) At length they turned into a very filthy narrow street, nearly full of old-clothes shops; the dog running forward, as if conscious that there was no further Occasion for his keeping on guard, stopped before the door of a shop that was closed and apparently untenanted; the house was in a ruinous condition, and on the door was nailed a board, intimating that it was to let: which looked as if it had hung there for many years. ‘All right,scried Sikes, glancing cautiously about.
25) From Cleveland, which was within a few miles of Bristol, the distance to Barton was not beyond one day, though a long day’s journey; and their mother’s servant might easily come there to attend them down; and as there could be no Occasion of their staying above a week at Cleveland, they might now be at home in little more than three weeksstime.
26) Now, the fact was, that in the inmost recesses of his own heart, Mr Grimwig was strongly disposed to admit that Oliver’s appearance and manner were unusually prepossessing; but he had a strong appetite for contradiction, sharpened on this Occasion by the finding of the orangepeel; and, inwardly determining that no man should dictate to him whether a boy was well-looking or not, he had resolved, from the first, to oppose his friend.
27) The afternoon is the perfect Occasion for panhandlers and pickpockets.
28) On one Occasion it was the specialist and the Jack Horner who instinctively stood on the defensive against all synthetic tasks and capabilities; at another time it was the industrious worker who had got a scent of OTIUM and refined luxuriousness in the internal economy of the philosopher, and felt himself aggrieved and belittled thereby.
29) Several times they returned to the hotel together, and on each Occasion they came very close to making love, but they never did.
30) Tarzan’s knife on the present Occasion but barely offset the gleaming fangs of Terkoz, and what little advantage the 126 Tarzan of the Apes ape had over the man in brute strength was almost balanced by the latter’s wonderful quickness and agility.