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  • n. Plural form of happenstance.


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  • "As a result of today's decision, whether a consumer harmed by inadequate warnings can obtain relief turns solely on the happenstances of whether her pharmacist filled her prescription with a brand-name or generic drug," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the dissenters.

    High Court Bars Labeling Lawsuits Against Generic Drug Makers

  • Yes, each involved a lawyer or the court in some way, but they entailed an interesting story not to do with law and the courts, but with ordinary happenstances of life.

    2010 March 28 « The BookBanter Blog

  • At the time, SAP and Apotheker were caught up in several critical and controversial business happenstances: SAP's 2009 revenue and net income seemed to dip lower with each succeeding quarter; its customer base was in near-riot mode over SAP's maintenance and support fee plans; and Business ByDesign, its hyped on-demand business software package, was still not ready for general availability.

    SAP Sapphire 2010: New Look, New Execs...A New SAP?

  • Whaddya know? happenstances, lucky breaks, and other events in his life?

    On David Remnick, Jack Cashill, and the authorship of “Dreams From My Father”

  • The happenstances can fit because they are unified by having happened to this character and having been formative influences on him -- particularly if they show a clear pattern of growth, so there is probability in the sequence.

    Bildungsroman fantasy

  • Too many happenstances lead to muttering and the exasperated quoting of Aristotle:

    Bildungsroman fantasy

  • I think of FB as a friendly place to share some short observations on the world, keep up to date on the happenstances of near - and long-distance friends, and I am consistently surprised by the conversations that pop up in the comments section.

    my adductors ache, film at 11

  • While we're denied the easy solace offered by the notion loved ones live on somewhere beyond memories and words, we're compensated by the deeper appreciation of the beauty of Dilan's existence, that,out of all the possible evolutionary schemes, timelines and happenstances that could have been, and all the people who might have been,Dillon was.

    Dillan, we hardly knew ye

  • But life is a web of interconnections and happenstances, and when the web has gaping holes in it, it is less secure, less complete.

    The Real Web « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • You have presented some fairly uninteresting happenstances.

    Demystifying the Bible


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