Quotes of occurrence

  1. The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence as natural as being born. – Sergio Aragones
  2. Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities. – George Boole
  3. Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence It was intimate. – Katherine Dunn
  4. The roads are filled with armed robbers, and murders for mere plunder are of daily occurrence – John White Geary
  5. Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns. – Carl Levin
  6. Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there. – Archibald MacLeish
  7. Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species. – Ernst Mayr
  8. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. – H. L. Mencken
  9. For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it. – Jean-Paul Sartre
  10. Language should be an ever developing procedure and not an isolated occurrence – Robert Smithson
  11. Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities. – Cat Stevens
  12. The problem I have with making an intelligent statement is that some people then think it's not an isolated occurrence – Simon Travaglia

Usage examples for occurrence

  1. The terrible occurrence lay behind him like a fearful dream. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  2. I have not even been informed when the occurrence is said to have taken place." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  3. " Three hundred signed the pledge last night," said his wife to him, a few weeks after the occurrence of the dinner- party, just mentioned. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. But this occurrence except for its moral influence on the English soldiery, was of small importance. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  5. And now, with Mr Mervyn's permission, I will take his statement as to the whole of last night's occurrence – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  6. I was up in an instant, and upon arrival at the spot I was informed of the occurrence – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  7. But this, after all, was a very rare occurrence – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  8. The occurrence seemed to be without natural explanation. – The Border Boys Across the Frontier by Fremont B. Deering
  9. He considered it a merely strange occurrence – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. I endeavored to convince them by my careless, indifferent manner that it was only a common occurrence and that all would soon be right. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  11. There exists a notion that in regard to any event there is something which may be called the cause of that event- some one definite occurrence without which the event would have been impossible and with which it becomes necessary. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  12. He was really at a loss for an explanation of this strange occurrence – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  13. Unable to speak, but indicating by the expression of his features the occurrence of a great misfortune, the Bishop, soon after his entrance, placed the paper given to him by Alva in Egmont's hands. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  14. V The Unexpected Encounter with the Sea Captain with the Broken Nose If our hero had been distracted and bedazed by the first catastrophe that had befallen, this second and even more dreadful and violent occurrence appeared to take away from him, for the moment, every power of thought and of sensation. – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  15. He did not tell his wife of the occurrence – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  16. But if we do not assume that Nature is uniform, then the repeated occurrence of a thing does not make it in the least probable that it will occur again. – Evolution by Frank B. Jevons
  17. Yet, in spite of all this, an occurrence so out of the course of events must have had some message for him, and it must have been his fault that he could not divine it. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  18. And they are of every- day occurrence – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  19. After the rude shock of first impressions had passed and she had found time to pause and breathe, she began to cast her eyes about her for something more real and tangible than the memories of the world she had left behind her, but had failed to find anything of interest until the occurrence of that unfortunate episode with Dick. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  20. His was all the blame for the occurrence at the Palace, for all besides. – Audrey by Mary Johnston