Examples from the Web for happenstance
All of these differences add up to make each planet unique, a product of happenstance and history.
The success that followed 16 years later was a matter of happenstance, not of strategy.
This is contrasted to happenstance decision making based on impulsiveness and wishful thinking.Sequential Problem Solving|Fredric Lozo
The German was just a happenstance, a castaway in the war for Arzachel.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
As for deceased, his ontimely evaporation that a-way is but the frootes of happenstance.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis
But the happenstance habits of nature were steadily being integrated into the control program of man.The Thirst Quenchers|Rick Raphael
Out of the chaos of happenstance they were finding rules of order, certain formulas of behavior, equations of force.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak