“It was as though she had veered, accidentally, into her own life,” writes Shields elsewhere.
On her first episode live from New York, she accidentally said the f-word.
Autopsies of dead cheetahs reveal they often die from poor nutrition and accidentally drinking anti-freeze.
Karim El-Hamdi remembers vividly how he accidentally became a human trafficker.
“What they did was accidentally make it perfect for skating,” he says.
She had not tried at all; the whole thing had come about accidentally.
"I accidentally left my money all at home," said Rollo, by way of explanation.
They have some dangerous project brewing I am well satisfied, from circumstances which accidentally fell under my own observation.
True, they talk to each other as if they had accidentally met.
In doing this, however, he once accidentally stumbled, and spoke of Mrs. Devarges as "Grace Conroy."
late 14c., "non-essential," from Old French accidentel or directly from Medieval Latin accidentalis, from Latin accidentem (see accident). Meaning "outside the normal course of nature" is from early 15c.; that of "coming by chance" is from 1570s.
late 14c., "non-essential quality," from accidental (adj.). The musical sense is from 1868.