- The occurrence and magnitude of incidents related to economic, social and political instability are unpredictable.
- Over the years Arthur has had many amusing incidents happen to him.
- I would like to relate a recent incident that happened to one of my friends in her 30s.
- The drivers claim they are at risk because of the nature of the job, and say that police have not been responding efficiently to emergency calls following assaults and violent incidents.
- Four footballers are facing court cases arising out of two separate alleged incidents involving violent assaults.
- Other incidents included violent disturbances, assault on a 23-year-old man, shouting threats to kill and spitting at residents.
- During the incident, the Japanese force had total control of the skies over Shanghai.
- A CNN crew embedded at ground forces headquarters witnessed the incident.
- In recent weeks there have been repeated incidents in which forces have demolished homes believed to belong to members of the resistance.
- The lives of fictional private detectives tend to be action-packed, dangerous and full of incident.
- Such anticipation as I had was more pleasure than pain, and the event itself passed without drama or incident.
- The first meeting passed off without incident.
- It is to do with the incidents that attach to such an estate.
- Among the standard incidents of ownership are the right to exclusive physical control, the right to use it, the right to decide how and by whom it is to be used, and the right to alienate it.
- It is true if and only if the first argument is incident to the second.
- Covenants, obligations and liabilities incident to the estate.
- The appellate court reversed, saying the search was lawful because it was incident to the arrest of the passenger.
- The net effect is the diffraction of the incident radiation by the array of molecules.
- There is a resonant interaction of the incident light with the surface plasmons on both surfaces of the metal film.
- The intensity of all monochromatic incident light was kept close using neutral density filters.
- Note that the incident angle is the angle between the laser beam and the normal to the interface.
- The sample chamber could be rotated to alter the incident angle for both reflective and transmissive diffraction.
- Compressive force on the platelet, on the other hand, is a function of both the incident angle and shear rate.
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin incident- 'falling upon, happening to', from the verb incidere, from in- 'upon' + cadere 'to fall'.
accident from Late Middle English:
An accident was originally ‘an event, something that happens’, not necessarily a mishap. It came into English via Old French, ultimately from Latin cadere, meaning ‘to fall’, which also gave us words such as cadaver (Late Middle English) ‘someone fallen’, chance, decay (Late Middle English) ‘fall away’, incident (Late Middle English) ‘fall upon’ so ‘happen’; and occasion (Late Middle English). The idea of an event ‘falling’ remains in the English word befall (Old English). Later the meaning of accident evolved into ‘something that happens by chance’, as in the phrase a happy accident. By the 17th century the modern meaning had become established in the language. The full form of the proverb accidents will happen, which dates from the early 19th century, is accidents will happen in the best-regulated families. According to Mr Micawber in Charles Dickens's David Copperfield (1850): ‘Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by…the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they must be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.’ See also adventure
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