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.

Example Sentences for


1) That would be enough for us to marry upon, and we might trust to time and chance for the rest.’ ‘I should always be happy,sreplied Elinor, to show any mark of my esteem and friendship for Mr Ferrars; but do you not perceive that my interest on such an Occasion would be perfectly unnecessary?
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) His funeral was on 16 January at Westminster Abbey , and it proved a controversial Occasion because Hardy and his family and friends had wished for his body to be interred at Stinsford in the same grave as his first wife , Emma
7) Several times they returned to the hotel together, and on each Occasion they came very close to making love, but they never did.
8) The idea however started by her, was immediately pursued by Colonel Brandon, who was on every Occasion mindful of the feelings of others; and much was said on the subject of rain by both of them.
9) The idea however started by her, was immediately pursued by Colonel Brandon, who was on every Occasion mindful of the feelings of others; and much was said on the subject of rain by both of them.
10) 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
11) 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.
12) I. A. Richards gave just such a quantitative definition : `` a response is sentimental if it is too great for the Occasion . '
13) 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).
14) Upon this Occasion my father said, with an expression of unbounded wonder, My dearest Victor, what infatuation is this?
15) For this purpose, a young female, educated in the most secluded retirement, makes, at the age of seventeen, her first ap­ pearance upon the great and busy stage of life; with a virtuous mind, a cultivated understanding, and a feeling heart, her igno­ rance of the forms, and inexperience in the manners, of the world, Occasion all the little incidents which these volumes record, and which form the natural progression of the life of a young woman of obscure birth, but conspicuous beauty, for the first six months after her ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD, (pp. 7-8) Evelina is the most uneducated young lady possible in terms of the world; she is not only very young (seventeen) but has lived a totally secluded life.
16) Mrs Jennings, however, with a kindness of heart which made Elinor really love her, declared her resolution of not stirring from Cleveland as long as Marianne remained ill, and of endeavouring, by her own attentive care, to supply to her the place of the mother she had taken her from; and Elinor found her on every Occasion a most willing and active helpmate, desirous to share in all her fatigues, and often by her better experience in nursing, of material use.
17) 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.
18) 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.
19) 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.
20) 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.
21) 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.
22) On another Occasion it was the colour-blindness of the utilitarian, who sees nothing in philosophy but a series of REFUTED systems, and an extravagant expenditure which does nobody any goodî.
23) 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.’
24) The calm and polite unconcern of Lady Middleton on the Occasion was a happy relief to Elinor’s spirits, oppressed as they often were by the clamorous kindness of the others.
25) As Burton Pollin sug­ gests in the context of Political Justice, The too frequent inter­ ference of the irrational, the subconscious, and the blindly ha­ bitual is admitted only as symptomatic of the bad training and the evil institutions that now prevail.4 Society, in effect, creates the Occasion for unhealthy human relationships because, as D H Monro points out in Godwins Moral Philosophy, society fosters certain attitudes that make men incapable of seeing things (and people) as they are. 5 Once we can no longer see reality, we cannot act in accord with reason but only in accord with our faulty perceptions.
26) Cold fronts may feature narrow bands of thunderstorms and severe weather , and may on Occasion be preceded by squall lines or dry lines
27) The afternoon is the perfect Occasion for panhandlers and pickpockets.
28) 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.
29) The resources of his mind on this Occasion were truly astonishing; his conversation was full of imagination, and very often, in imitation of the Persian and Arabic writers, he invented tales of wonderful fancy and passion.
30) 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.