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accidental

1. Music denoting sharps, flats, or naturals that are not in the key signature of a piece
2. Logic (of a property) not essential; contingent
3. Music a symbol denoting a sharp, flat, or natural that is not a part of the key signature
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You have taken some accidental case and twisted it into a universal law, which is unjust.
Now, was this distortion, this capacity for a perverted way of viewing things, a special or accidental case, or is such a general rule?
And all that dysentery, you know, that's all rot, just like the accidental drownings," Bertie continued.
Jacobs, "there's altogether too many accidental drownings anyway.
Little circumstances, which were perhaps accidental in a great author, were by these critics considered to constitute his chief merit, and transmitted as essentials to be observed by all his successors.
Cole of the rise and progress of the affair was so gloriousthe steps so quick, from the accidental rencontre, to the dinner at Mr.
My own accidental cut across the knuckles was a flea- bite.
However, they have excellent medicines, composed of herbs, to cure accidental bruises and cuts in the pastern or frog of the foot, by sharp stones, as well as other maims and hurts in the several parts of the body.
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversaries, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace; before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
To this accidental source of the error may be added the artifice of some celebrated authors, whose writings have had a great share in forming the modern standard of political opinions.
These are interpreted by the superstitious Indians into warnings that strangers are at hand; and one accidental coincidence, like the chance fulfillment of an almanac prediction, is sufficient to cover a thousand failures.
Notwithstanding this accidental introduction to one of the nicest distinctions of good society, and the general exhilaration that prevailed in our party, I was far from being perfectly happy.