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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

We are all human beings, and we all have insecurities, but it's about being healthy and happy with yourself. I'm not perfect, and I will indulge in pizza and sweets on occasion. The goal is to make the majority of your decisions good for your body. So listen to your body, and treat it like your temple.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Herbert Hoover

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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