Unintentionally; by chance: she didn’t get where she is today by accident nomadic hunters probably ended up on the new continent by accident
More example sentences
- Of course, the chances of this happening by accident are literally a hundred million billion to one.
- In truth, it was more by accident than design but it was a lucky chance which established his fame and fortune.
- I might have pulled my front brake by accident, which is why I went over the front, but I don't know.