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) 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’.
2) The afternoon is the perfect Occasion for panhandlers and pickpockets.
3) According to the Shiji -LRB- Chinese : -RRB- by Sima Qian -LRB- Chinese : -RRB- , Li Guang was a man of great build , with long arms and good archery skills , able to shoot an arrow deeply into a stone -LRB- which resembles the shape of a crouching tiger -RRB- on one Occasion
4) 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
5) 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.
6) Eruptions often occur about 90 minutes apart , but this interval can range from 45 to 125 minutes on Occasion
7) 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.
8) The Occasion was not long in coming.
9) 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.
10) 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.
11) All of them would, indeed on more than one Occasion do, give the Booths their last reserves of money.
12) 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.
13) His congratulation upon this Occasion was immoderate, as he now conceived that the ruin of his late favourite was irretrievable.
14) 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.
15) 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.
16) 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.
17) 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.
18) 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.
19) Nay, you may have met with another whom you may love; and considering yourself as bound in honour to Elizabeth, this struggle may Occasion the poignant misery which you appear to feel.’ ‘My dear father, reassure yourself.
20) 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.
21) 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.
22) 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.
23) 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
24) Sergei Rachmaninoff was the soloist , and for the Occasion Vaughan Williams wrote his Serenade to Music for orchestra and sixteen soloists
25) 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.
26) And yet I couldn’t believe that they would choose this Occasion for a scene—especially for the rather harrowing scene that Gatsby had outlined in the garden.
27) Cold fronts may feature narrow bands of thunderstorms and severe weather , and may on Occasion be preceded by squall lines or dry lines
28) 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.
29) Perhaps everything on which the intellectual eye has exercised its acuteness and profundity has just been an Occasion for its exercise, something of a game, something for children and childish minds.
30) 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.