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  • v. Present participle of occasion.


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  • Wellington tells us the errors that Lord Ellenborough alludes to as occasioning our military disasters, and he shows us where those errors lay: --

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • A few spins of "Emergency & I" - the 1999 album on which the Plan's legacy now largely rests; newly released on vinyl, occasioning the tour - was all it took to prime a novice hey, some of us had important TLC albums to listen to back in the Clinton years! for Friday night's Black Cat show, a benefit for Fort Reno and the charity organization We Are Family.

    Performing arts reviews

  • The argument that someone who has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and ordered her to pay her victim £500 in compensation, is not a particularly admirable figure is nowhere put.

    Carol Thatcher, praying nurses and the abolition of private life

  • Or that it borrowed £20m to fund its redevelopment schemes, a deal occasioning interest payments, and then parked the money in a no-interest account?

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • In January 2003, Cole got involved in a fight with a nightclub toilet attendant and was charged with racially aggravated assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    Cheryl Cole: 'I hate this year'

  • The jury cleared her of the racist element, but found her guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    Cheryl Cole: 'I hate this year'

  • Seven years ago today, the first same-sex nuptials were legalized in Massachusetts, occasioning reactions that ran the gamut from teary-eyed joy to furious disbelief.

    Red Room: David Valdes Greenwood: Making Marriage Cool Again: Divorce Rates and the Real Effect of Same-Sex Marriage

  • On the back of the £18m spent dealing with the Dale Farm debacle, with all the rancour and controversy, and bearing in mind the fact that many of the travellers merely skipped on to the site next door, occasioning another round of eviction notices, whoever nominated Basildon council leader Tony Ball for leader of the year award has timing not seen since the demise of Eric Morecambe.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • A world in which a Wall Street firm can blow itself up without blowing up the markets, and without occasioning undue regulatory panic, is a world we'd like to see more of.

    Hooray, a Financial Firm Fails!

  • The news flash that is occasioning a heap of ill-founded insinuations is that neither Three Cups of Tea nor Greg himself is perfect.

    Ethan Casey: Greg Mortenson Redefines "Doing One's Best"


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