unforeseen accident

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Some unforeseen accident may open her eyes to the truth, before you can prevent it.
They promised me that every soul should have every chance; that nothing but unforeseen accident could prevent the boats from making Ascension again in a matter of hours; that as long as the gig was supposed to be lost with all hands, nothing else mattered.
If any unforeseen accident placed me within the grip of the law, I should not now have the double trial to endure of leaving my wife for a prison, and leaving her helpless.
Hardly, however, had we done with our rejoicings, when an unforeseen accident occurred which discouraged us in no little degree.
If any unforeseen accident delayed him, I was to accompany her to the station, and to take special care that she was in time for the train.
And indeed it was only by an unforeseen accident that he was solitary.
It was no less than eight days I had waited for them, when a strange and unforeseen accident intervened, of which the like has not, perhaps, been heard of in history.
I thought this was but a reasonable request on their part, and therefore I inclined to agree to it; for indeed I considered that to carry this whole company to the East Indies would not only be an intolerable severity upon the poor people, but would be ruining our whole voyage by devouring all our provisions; so I thought it no breach of charter-party, but what an unforeseen accident made absolutely necessary to us, and in which no one could say we were to blame; for the laws of God and nature would have forbid that we should refuse to take up two boats full of people in such a distressed condition; and the nature of the thing, as well respecting ourselves as the poor people, obliged us to set them on shore somewhere or other for their deliverance.
Moreover, when two people are once parted--have abandoned a common domicile and a common environment--new growths insensibly bud upward to fill each vacated place; unforeseen accidents hinder intentions, and old plans are forgotten.
Given this unforeseen accident, and the fact that the safety and health of our cast and crew is of utmost importance, tonight's show at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, has been (canceled)," officials from "DWTS" said via press release on Monday.
He writes: "None of us were afforded this luxury - not because of some unforeseen accident or illness, but because of the actions of one man who did not show any remorse or suffer any consequence.
Aluminium profiles must also match the configuration of alloy 6082 T6, so that it eliminates the risk of any unforeseen accident on the project sites.