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by accident

Definition of by accident in English:

Unintentionally; by chance: she didn’t get where she is today by accident nomadic hunters probably ended up on the new continent by accident
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  • 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.
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