Synonyms for incident

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-si-duhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn sɪ dənt

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Définition of incident

Origin :
  • early 15c., "something which occurs casually in connection with something else," from Middle French incident and directly from Latin incidentem (nominative incidens), present participle of incidere "happen, befall," from in- "on" + -cidere, comb. form of cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Sense of "an occurrence viewed as a separate circumstance" is from mid-15c. Meaning "event that might trigger a crisis or political unrest" first attested 1913.
  • noun occurrence
Example sentences :
  • It is not necessary to dwell on every incident of this terrible journey.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • As we have seen, he cannot keep the incident out of his plays.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Shakespeare should never have used this incident; it is a blot on his conception.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Small as the incident was, it marked a change in Sidney's position in the ward.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Miss Bartlett was pleased to look upon this incident as funny.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • And now there happened about as wonderful an incident as anything that I have yet told you.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgon's Head » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • After the incident of the birds and cage, my sagacity was for some time at fault.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Another side to it is shown by an incident that happened about a week later.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Here an incident occurred that is sufficiently singular to be mentioned.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Let pious women, especially, take a lesson from this incident.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox

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