special occurrence

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Getting a new research vessel for the nation is a rare and special occurrence," said WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott.
Earth's climate is really a special occurrence, it's rare, and surface temperatures on the planet have never fluctuated so much as to make it uninhabitable.
Getting all of the URNU's in one place at the same time is a very rare and special occurrence and everyone involved with Example made sure our home port was proudly represented," he said.
The Beatles hadn't been seen for a while, they'd stopped touring and their success had made them almost God-like, so a public appearance was a special occurrence," he says.
He concludes by asserting that, for many years, the literature of empire "gave a great deal of satisfaction, both in its real and in its fictional representations, to a great many people who could not escape the feeling that something special was going on, and that in some way that special occurrence was creditable, and even heroic" (p.
Flood is a special occurrence limited to specific areas in which all the homeowners would be certain to experience a significant loss at the same time.
99) provides the latest weather science and what can happen during the world's worst weather, covering storms, hail, and everyday and special occurrences.
When teachers write special occurrences down in a notebook, they can flip through it on difficult days and find rejuvenation.

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