rare occurrence

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The flutter of her manner, in the unwonted noise of the streets; the spare shawl, carried unfolded on her arm; the heavy umbrella, and little basket; the loose long-fingered gloves, to which her hands were unused; all bespoke an old woman from the country, in her plain holiday clothes, come into Coketown on an expedition of rare occurrence.
This tendency of his to be liberal and profuse he had acquired from having been a soldier in his youth, for the soldier's life is a school in which the niggard becomes free-handed and the free-handed prodigal; and if any soldiers are to be found who are misers, they are monsters of rare occurrence.
Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
But some of the conditions of intellectual construction are of rare occurrence.
The decks of a thousand monster craft teemed with fighting-men, for an alarm on Omean was a thing of rare occurrence.
There was a very strange feature in this case, strange because of its extremely rare occurrence.
IT's a rare occurrence to see the Duchess of Cambridge hounded out of the limelight.
Two extra races were fitted in, but a third could not be accommodated and four horses who had travelled to the course were balloted out, a very rare occurrence.
Amadeus THE GRANGE PLAYERS, GRANGE PLAYHOUSE, WALSALL FOR cheering to break out at the end of a particularly long play at the Grange is a rare occurrence, but it was richly deserved by a splendid cast who presented Peter Shaffer's enthralling story with aplomb.
The holiday company said it had a zero tolerance policy to drunken behaviour, which was a rare occurrence.
I haven't studied the history of lightning too much, mate, but I think it's a pretty rare occurrence," The Age quoted Rudd, as saying.
Exhibits manager Tom Cornwell said: "We've been doing some checking but it would appear that this is a very rare occurrence indeed.