Antonyms for occasions

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-key-zhuhn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkeɪ ʒən

Definition of occasions

Origin :
  • late 14c., "opportunity; grounds for action, state of affairs that makes something else possible; a happening, occurrence," from Old French ochaison, ocasion "cause, reason, excuse, pretext; opportunity" (13c.) or directly from Latin occasionem (nominative occasio) "opportunity, appropriate time," in Late Latin "cause," from occasum, occasus, past participle of occidere "fall down, go down," from ob "down, away" (see ob-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). The notion is of a "falling together," or juncture, of circumstances.
  • noun chance
  • noun reason, cause
  • noun event, happening
  • verb make happen, bring about
Example sentences :
  • On these occasions he always determined to clear out the bag.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Sidney's half-days at home were occasions for agonies of jealousy on Carlotta's part.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Linda could jest on occasions, but by nature she was a serious person.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I have had the same thing happen on other occasions, when on short allowance of food.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Betty, it must be owned, has an admirable memory on these occasions.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The way in which you are resolved and determined to disgrace us on all occasions, is really infamous.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Which, in principle, I—ha—for all are—hum—equal on these occasions—I consider right.'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He comes into my Wigwam on all manner of occasions, and with the absurdest ‘Medicine.’
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • On these occasions President Wilder has made appropriate addresses.
  • Extract from : « The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1. » by Various
  • On two occasions recently he had shuddered at the possibility of a catastrophe.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for occasions

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