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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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Of course you may put it that way," was the reply; "but, seriously, I once threw over a most charming girl on learning quite accidentally that she had suffered amputation of a toe.
Looking at the letter again, after an interval, my eyes fell accidentally on a sentence near the end, which surprised and startled me.
The fragments accidentally stuck together would, in all probability, be found to fit each other, and would certainly (in any case) be the easiest fragments to reconstruct as a center to start from.
Had they not met accidentally, there would not have been any warning.
He met Wickson accidentally on the street in San Francisco, and he told Wickson that he was a damned scoundrel.
But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an Athenian, who owned a hound which no beast ever escaped, had accidentally killed his wife Procris, and being purified of the homicide by the Cadmeans, hunted the fox with his hound, and when they had overtaken it both hound and fox were turned into stones near Teumessus.
If his eyes accidentally met hers, the blood rushed into his cheeks, and his countenance became all over scarlet.
He felt for the first moment as a man feels when, having suddenly received a violent blow from behind, he turns round, angry and eager to avenge himself, to look for his antagonist, and finds that it is he himself who has accidentally struck himself, that there is no one to be angry with, and that he must put up with and try to soothe the pain.
Felix had accidentally been present at the trial; his horror and indignation were uncontrollable when he heard the decision of the court.
My diary informs me, that I was accidentally passing Aunt Verinder's house in Montagu Square, on Monday, 3rd July, 1848.
We had met there accidentally, and were bathing together.
The cares of state were over for that day, the Drawing Room had been well attended, several new presentations had taken place, the three-and- sixpence accidentally left on the table had accidentally increased to twelve shillings, and the Father of the Marshalsea refreshed himself with a whiff of cigar.