Synonyms for accidentally

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ak-si-den-tl
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tl

Définition of accidentally

Origin :
  • late 14c., "non-essentially," also "unnaturally," from accidental + -ly (2). Meaning "unintentionally" is recorded from 1580s; phrase accidentally on purpose is recorded from 1862.
  • adj by chance
Example sentences :
  • He said he was out hunting with a friend, and his friend's gun went off accidentally.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • When accidentally struck by the janitor's broom, he gives off a cloud of dust.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • The eldest of these is accidentally killed by the second, 2440.
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Unknown
  • Perhaps we may come upon it accidentally in the course of the play.
  • Extract from : « Echoes of the War » by J. M. Barrie
  • I am in no hurry for all, or any of these, but if you accidentally meet with them very-cheap, get them for me.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • On accidentally examining these cards, Essper detected they were marked.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • In the early copies of 1893 this line was accidentally omitted.
  • Extract from : « The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge » by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • We have no right to connect statements which are only accidentally similar.
  • Extract from : « Charmides » by Plato
  • Jackson made a brusque movement, and accidentally touched the guitar.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Unrest » by Joseph Conrad
  • That confounded Versoy shoved his nose into that business; he says accidentally.
  • Extract from : « The Arrow of Gold » by Joseph Conrad

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