incident


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incident

1. a relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences, esp in international politics
2. a public disturbance
3. (esp of a beam of light or particles) arriving at or striking a surface

Incident

Subordinate to the whole scheme, but used to give points of reference along the way, and temporarily create interest.

incident

An occurrence other than an accident associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operation (ICAO).
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The wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.
If it is not for the benefit of the public why should I not simply recall these incidents in my own mind without putting them on paper?
For the time, this little incident is dismissed without a thought.
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents.
The case had been considerably complicated through the incident of the escaped convict and the relations between him and the Barrymores.
She might have stayed even later, but the incident of her father's odd appearance and manner returned upon the girl's mind to make her anxious, and wondering what had become of him she dropped away from the dancers and bent her steps towards the end of the village at which the parental cottage lay.
It was incredible, and yet it seemed that the only effect of the incident of the night before was to arouse in her a feeling of protection towards him: she had the same instinctive desire to mother him as she had with regard to her brothers and sisters.
And now it was destined that they should experience the one keen sensation of their later years, the one memorable incident from which all future incidents should be dated.
He then remounted his feet, ascended to the pulpit, and resumed his discourse, making no allusion to the incident.
Now I am calm, but truly there is no more to tell: the incident ends where it began--in darkness and in doubt.
There shortly followed the most regrettable incident in his whole career, which pathetically illustrates also the lack of a sense of humor which was perhaps his greatest defect.
Be of good courage, then, friend Rouletabille; it is impossible that the incident of the inexplicable gallery should be outside the circle of your reason.