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Definition of Occasion

Occasion

  1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
  2. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
  3. An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.
  4. Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
  5. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
  6. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Occasion Quotations

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Plautus

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Mary Manin Morrissey

I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.
Marilyn Monroe

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Occasion Translations

occasion in Afrikaans is voorval, insident, maal, gebeurtenis, keer
occasion in Danish is gang, tildragelse
occasion in Dutch is keer, maal
occasion in Finnish is kerta
occasion in French is fois, occasion, lieu
occasion in Italian is occorrenza
occasion in Latin is infero, indo (past indidi)

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