Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. accidentel, earlier accidental,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. accidĕre, to happen—ad, to, cadĕre, to fall.
Indeed, so seldom is the eagle seen, that its presence always seems accidental.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Next she was curious to know whether the meeting of the two was accidental or not.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Accidentally, misfortune may render a parent dependent and needy.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
I had not time to determine whether this was designed or accidental.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
An apology implies a mistake, wilful or accidental.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
The same effect sometimes results from actual accidental practice.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
A lesson was no longer a hard task set by a heartless fool who had been accidentally placed in a position of power.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The move into the open air was not accidental.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
One of their muskets might go off, accidentally.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
On accidentally making two lines rhyme, kiss your hand, and you will be so fortunate as to see your lover before nine that night.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
'Don't, dear, despise my intellect,
Mere accidental things
Of that sort never have effect
On my imaginings.'
"The Workbox" by Thomas Hardy
It was all accidental.
He lived flecking lint off coat lapels
Of men he talked with.
He kissed the miners' babies
And wrote a Denver paper
Of picket silhouettes on a mountain line.
"Memoir Of A Proud Boy" by Carl Sandburg
Imaginings within my imagining,
I too have taken
The chance of life. Now the boy pats my dog
And we start home. Now I am good.
The last mistaken,
Ecstatic, accidental bliss, the blind
"Next Day" by Randall Jarrell
My dinner, sometimes, like things transcendental
And things more substantial, like women and wine
A thing is, uncertain, and quite accidental,
And sometimes I wonder, "Oh! where shall I dine?"
"How The Author Sometimes Dines" by Horatio Alger Jr
TANS. Thou dost well conclude that poetry is not born in rules, or only
slightly and accidentally so; the rules are derived from the poetry, and
there are as many kinds and sorts of true rules as there are kinds and
sorts of true poets.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The First =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno
Go blimy, but this thing 'as got to stop.
Well, next time when we makes a big attack,
As soon as we gets well across the top,
I'll plug 'em (accidental) in the back.
'E'll cop a blinkin' packet in 'is spine,
And that'll be the end of 'im, the swine.
"Infidelity" by Robert W Service
John Foxx/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — A Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week, accidentally publicly CC'ing the names of everyone on his mailing list , ABC News has learned.
I accidentally created two personal Facebook pages.
Marquise Hill's Death Ruled Accidental Drowning.
A man from Mason City faces criminal charges, after his 4-year-old son accidentally shot him.
Mauritania 's President Is Wounded in Accidental Shooting, Officials Say.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (Reuters) — President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was "lightly wounded" after a military patrol accidentally fired on his convoy, the government said Saturday.
Mauritania 's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz spoke to the nation from a hospital bed in France where he is recovering from what is described as an accidental shooting.
Thousands of Mauritanians lined the road from the airport Saturday to welcome back President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who went to France for five weeks of medical treatment after being accidentally shot in a friendly fire incident.
Leader accidentally shot by own troops.
After Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin overdosed one month apart in 1970, Fusion magazine editor Robert Somma put together an anthology memorializing artists who had recently and accidentally offed themselves.
Most recently, an important cable was accidentally disconnected, leaving the craft in free drift and complete darkness overnight.
CHICAGO A retired Chicago police officer accidentally shot and killed his son early Tuesday, after mistaking him for a burglar, the officer's family said.
A 77-year-old retired Chicago police officer accidentally shot and killed his son early Tuesday, after mistaking him for a burglar, family members said.
Woman Accidentally Shoots and Kills Husband After Mistaking Him for Intruder.
Man sentenced after accidentally shooting woman's mohawk he mistook for bird.
Hence the often broken tra jectory of the moving QntMicrPrt present itself a sum of small parts from some circumferences with different radii and centers, lying within ﬂats, which are perpendicular to accidental broken short lines, strongly disordered in space.
Physical model of Schrodinger's electron. Heisenberg convenient way for description of its quantum behaviour
However, the individual numbers N+ and N− are not protected by topology, i.e. very small deformations of the gauge ﬁeld will lift accidental zero modes.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Since the whole array should see such showers only every few hours, and most have axes farther from the antenna than 100 m, the possibility of accidental noise pulses during such long time intervals reduces the expected sensitivity considerably.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
Such a lack of long-range correlations maybe explains, why we can see an “accidental” percolation phenomenon in a zerotemperature magnet whose physics is governed by the disorder conﬁguration.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
The appearance of a scale-free structure is not accidental, having that networks grow from stochastic rules, that assumes certain degree of disorder on the microscopic scale.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph