What does the word accidental mean?

Usage examples for accidental

  1. Neither in this case can the connexion have been accidental: the probabilities are infinity to one to the contrary. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. The analogy with an angel was accidental, Knox! – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  3. He thought that perhaps this silence regarding his old friends was accidental. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  4. How much offence would be given by accidental inattentions, or want of information? – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. He would doubtless have thought it mere imagination, some accidental resemblance to which his ear had given identity, had not Cardington's manner registered a sudden emotional disturbance. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins

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