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.
1) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
Example Sentences for
1) To atone for this conduct therefore, Elinor took immediate possession of the post of civility which she had assigned herself, behaved with the greatest attention to Mrs Jennings, talked with her, laughed with her, and listened to her whenever she could; and Mrs Jennings on her side treated them both with all possible kindness, was solicitous on every Occasion for their ease and enjoyment, and only disturbed that she could not make them choose their own dinners at the inn, nor extort a confession of their preferring salmon to cod, or boiled fowls to veal cutlets.
2) 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.
3) Mulder is also quick to lose control of his temper and his senses when Scully is involved ; he has on more than one Occasion drawn or referred to his firearm in an unprofessional manner and become violent in his grief
4) 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.
5) Thus to Caroline's complaint that although Hermsprong seeks her af fection, upon no Occasion [do] you take the trouble to conceal your contempt of my father (vol.
6) Let me have a word with you outside.’ ‘There’s no Occasion to trouble ourselves to move,ssaid Noah, getting his legs by gradual degrees abroad again. ‘She’ll take the luggage upstairs the while.
7) Time after time this strange ceremony was repeated, but on each Occasion with increased confidence, until, finally, the rifle was torn from its hook and lay in the grasp of the great brute.
8) Two more attempts he made to rejoin the tribe, but on each Occasion he was set upon and driven away.
9) Though gentleness and modesty are the peculiar at tributes of your sex, yet fortitude and firmness, when Occasion demands them, are virtues as noble and becoming in women as in men: the right line of conduct is the same for both sexes, though the manner in which it is pursued may . . . be accommo dated to the strength or weakness of the different travellers (p 217).
10) On this Occasion a man of great research in natural philosophy was with us, and excited by this catastrophe, he entered on the explanation of a theory which he had formed on the subject of electricity and galvanism, which was at once new and astonishing to me.
11) Inchbald mocks the distorted values represented by Henry's success when she notes that yet, in the midst of this powerful Occasion for rejoicing, Henry . . . had one grief which eclipsed all the happiness of his new life:—his brother William could not play on the fiddle! consequently, his brother William . . . could not share in his good fortune (vol.
12) 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.
13) On another Occasion as Tarzan and D Arnot sat at dinner with a number of other whites, the talk fell upon lions and lion hunting.
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) And I am sure I should not have the smallest fear of trusting YOU; indeed, I should be very glad of your advice how to manage in such and uncomfortable situation as I am; but, however, there is no Occasion to trouble YOU.
16) In addition, she must learn to tell the difference between true breeding and false sophistication on each Occasion that they are manifested by any of the several social groups in which she finds herself.
17) Mr Sowerberry rightly construed this, as an ac52 Oliver Twist quiescence in his proposition; it was speedily determined, therefore, that Oliver should be at once initiated into the mysteries of the trade; and, with this view, that he should accompany his master on the very next Occasion of his services being required.
18) Sometimes we're more prepared than we realize, so God gives us a nudge that allows us to rise to the Occasion and take a giant step toward our dreams.
19) 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.
20) Every year in the month of July Mrs Kearney found Occasion to say to some friend: ‘My good man is packing us off to Skerries for a few weeks.’
21) 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.
22) As on the former Occasion he overthrew the cauldron before leaping, sinuous and catlike, into the lower branches of the forest giant.
23) Upon this Occasion my father said, with an expression of unbounded wonder, My dearest Victor, what infatuation is this?
24) Several times they returned to the hotel together, and on each Occasion they came very close to making love, but they never did.
25) ISBN 0-684-18275-0 the Council was the first Occasion where the technical aspects of Christology were discussed
26) 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.
27) As he scathingly inquires in his periodical, t h e Review: How many honest gentlemen have we in England now of good estates and noble circumstances that would be highwaymen and come to the gallows if they were poor?sA rich man, unlike a destitute one, has no Occasion to be a knave: The man is not rich because he is honest, but he is honest because he is rich’.
28) Every year in the month of July Mrs Kearney found Occasion to say to some friend: ‘My good man is packing us off to Skerries for a few weeks.’
29) The Occasion was not long in coming.
30) Nothing but real indisposition could Occasion this extraordinary delay.