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an unexpected and usually undesirable event

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A natural accident, such as will happen now and then
A similar accident happened to a French aeronaut, Madame Blanchard.
A little later in our conversation I asked him a simple little question about the liability of workingmen to accidents, and received a statistical lecture in return.
The road, then, was quite clear of obstacles, and Phileas Fogg had but two things to fear-- an accident to the sledge, and a change or calm in the wind.
From this Dilemma I was most fortunately releived by an accident truly apropos; it was the lucky overturning of a Gentleman's Phaeton, on the road which ran murmuring behind us.
He does not remember, but I think that there was an accident, and so he was not exchanged among the prisoners, but he was sent to another place - how do you say?
He had made up his mind exactly what to do, and when they got into the cab he passed his arm, as though almost by accident, round her waist.
I feared an accident now, for I knew no thief could steal him, yet even an accident seemed incredible, he was always so cautious at crossings; also there could not possibly have been an accident to Porthos without there being an accident to something else.
The accident being the relationship of my wife's cousin to a certain Father Superior in a very ancient monastery in Europe.
Another of his deliberate tricks was one discovered by accident.
I did my best to prepare myself for every emergency that could happen; I tried to arm myself beforehand against every possible accident that could befall me.
An accident to a poor foolish woman, traveling from Lasswade.
A Countryman's son by accident trod upon a Serpent's tail, which turned and bit him so that he died.
They come of no accident of character, but inhere in the divine order and constitution of things.
I suppose all these years since his accident will not exist for him.