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  • n. Plural form of accident.


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  • The dependence of man upon nature makes inevitable the occurrence of what we call accidents, violent breaks in the tissue of personal and social life, unaccountable from the point of view of our human purposes.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • One can usually trace back to some element of his nature, physical or moral, the misfortunes that befall an individual; even those which we call accidents, as Galton claimed, are often due to some inherent defect of attention which makes us fail to respond protectively at the right moment.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • What we term accidents are parts of, and belong to, the general plan, and when these occur, they serve to inspire us with endurance, which is no minor virtue-it is achievement-and bears its impress on the face.


  • All this grew from a casual encounter outside a coach: but such is life; what we call accidents are all providences, and we are guided inch by inch and minute by minute.

    My Life as an Author

  • But here the case is different; for the soul and body, which in their ignorance they term accidents, are two essential parts which make up a man's essence, and do not belong to him as accidents.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • In short, the larger portion of what we call accidents are crimes.

    Gryll Grange

  • Many of the events that we often label accidents are in effect logical outcomes of an established social or political structure that makes them inevitable.

    Ya Libnan

  • Ir order to celebrate ones personal marks like scars, a new company is offering a different type of skin-based memento: jewelry that replicates scars acquired in accidents and surgeries.

    It´s My Scar

  • On both occasions, his footage was destroyed in accidents, requiring that he start work from scratch.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Then Direct Line told us it could not trace the other driver's insurer and was contacting the Motor Insurers 'Bureau (MIB) which compensates drivers who are involved in accidents with uninsured drivers.

    Direct Line won't pay for crash with European car


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