Accident and Happenstance


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Accident noun – The uncertain course of events.
Usage example: you shouldn't leave it to accident to decide where you'll be lodging in the course of your trip across the country

Happenstance is a synonym for accident (North American) in certain topic. In some cases you can use "Happenstance" instead a noun "Accident". popular alternative
Nearby Words: accidental, accidentally, accidence
Synonyms for Accident


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Happenstance noun – An event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental.
Accident is a synonym for happenstance in certain topic. You can use "Accident" instead a noun "Happenstance". popular alternative
Synonyms for Happenstance

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Thief An odd variation: through accident and happenstance, the source code to the first two Thief games found its way into the hands of the public.
  • Zombie Infectee Further, in an aversion, people could become infectees completely by accident or unfortunate happenstance; and would do the right thing.
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