Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A happenstance.

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  • n. A coincidental occurrence.

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Examples

  • "That dream of yours, Pink," averred Clancy, on the way across the field, "was a 'happenchance' -- like the old, played-out town we found in the Picket Posts."

    Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail or, The Fugitive Professor

  • Ripples are indeed from laws and order and not happenchance.

    Sand dune - The Panda's Thumb

  • Or is your "right and wrong" merely happenchance, what your peer group tells you?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Although happenchance allowed Anthony to be in the right place at the right time to rescue Jacob, fans will not care as they began to fall in love when she was his male chef.

    Never Resist Temptation-Miranda Neville « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • They hedged and hawed, I suppose, made such a mudgin of the orphans, the theā€¦omens so that no matter what happenchance comes to pass, they can say it was foretold.

    Wildfire

  • The pyro, the light show, the use of his symbol as the stage, even the happenchance of the rain...

    Prince!

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I guess I would only say that I think, in lieu of all the scenarios we talked about within our meetings, probably that happenchance stranger entering the back part of the church during the service undetected is not one of the ones that we are going to aggressively pursue early on.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2003

  • The Iron Curtain and the ideological wall of communism that has, through historical and political happenchance, dominated much of this century, has hidden Ukraine as a separate place from our deep understanding and easy view.

    Ukrainian-Canadian Co-operation

  • These random configurations of atoms include such happenchance things as monarch butterflies, dolphins, and the Grand canyon.

    CNN.com

  • Also, universal jurisdictional proceedings are quite random, depending on either the cooperation of other governments by way of extradition or the happenchance of finding a potential defendant within the territory of the prosecuting state.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

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