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These diversions are often attended with fatal accidents, whereof great numbers are on record.
Had an accident then happened to the sledge, the travellers, attacked by these beasts, would have been in the most terrible danger; but it held on its even course, soon gained on the wolves, and ere long left the howling band at a safe distance behind.
It was an accident, and deplorable - most deplorable.
Thus ended my hopes of the widow by an accident which could not have been anticipated, to be sure, but which the natural sequence of events had brought about.
A similar accident happened to a French aeronaut, Madame Blanchard.
He had made up his mind exactly what to do, and when they got into the cab he passed his arm, as though almost by accident, round her waist.
The accident being the relationship of my wife's cousin to a certain Father Superior in a very ancient monastery in Europe.
Another of his deliberate tricks was one discovered by accident.
I did my best to prepare myself for every emergency that could happen; I tried to arm myself beforehand against every possible accident that could befall me.
An accident to a poor foolish woman, traveling from Lasswade.
A Countryman's son by accident trod upon a Serpent's tail, which turned and bit him so that he died.
They come of no accident of character, but inhere in the divine order and constitution of things.