My obituary for Andrew Breitbart has occasioned a lot of comment.
Remember what Romney was asked that occasioned his infamous comments?
As this also occurs in early autumn, I suppose it to be occasioned by the decay of some of the leaves.
The posts, which are as cross as pie-crust, have occasioned some delay.
This occasioned a loss of much time, waiting for the horse to come over for each one, which he did as regularly as a man would.
Has she not occasioned me and all my family sufficient wretchedness?
Their entertainer always accompanied them to take the stirrup-cup, which often occasioned a long and late revel.
It is difficult in these days to understand what a commotion it occasioned.
Sometimes I used to wonder at it, and search my mind to find out what occasioned it: but I never could.
I take, therefore, this remark to have been occasioned by two reasons.
late 14c., "opportunity; grounds for action, state of affairs that makes something else possible; a happening, occurrence," from Old French ochaison, ocasion "cause, reason, excuse, pretext; opportunity" (13c.) or directly from Latin occasionem (nominative occasio) "opportunity, appropriate time," in Late Latin "cause," from occasum, occasus, past participle of occidere "fall down, go down," from ob "down, away" (see ob-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). The notion is of a "falling together," or juncture, of circumstances.
mid-15c., "to bring (something) about," from occasion (n.), or else from Old French occasionner "to cause," from Medieval Latin occasionare, from Latin occasionem (see occasion (n.)). Related: Occasioned; occasioning.