So why is it so unusual—and readily criticized--for the reverse to occur; for men to embrace womenswear?
But Chinese leaders are not allowing this creative destruction to occur.
A number of minor miracles have to occur along the way for a small film like Crazy Heart to get made at all these days.
To be in the adult industry some level of sexual deviation has to occur.
However, this does not necessarily mean the event did not occur.
If they must occur, at least postpone them as long as possible.
It did not occur to me to doubt that you would be prompt until I read that.
That was not what bothered him: not that something might occur, but what might occur.
And yet, quick-witted as she was, it did not occur to her to find a new one.
It did not occur to him to call to her or go and see what she was doing.
1520s, "meet, meet in argument," from Middle French occurrer "happen unexpectedly" or directly from Latin occurrere "run to meet, run against, befall, present itself," from ob "against, toward" (see ob-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense development is from "meet" to "present itself" to "appear" to "happen" ("present itself in the course of events"). Meaning "to come into one's mind" is from 1620s. Related: Occurred; occurring.