[in-si-den-tl-ee or for 1, -dent-lee]
- apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically.
- in an incidental manner.
Origin of incidentally
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Examples from the Web for incidentally
J Crew did not give back the money it incidentally made off of Mrs. Obama.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
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Incidentally, Rousteing has no qualms with fast-fashion brands appropriating his designs either.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
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The bye bye is being sung, incidentally, by mothers to their babies condemned to death by King Herod.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
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Jobs could have been very fortunate; a medical exam for something else incidentally picked up an early pancreatic carcinoma.Why Smart People Are Dumb Patients
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I know that he has drawn money—papa's salary and his own: he mentioned it incidentally.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Incidentally, too, he spoke of the opinion he had given in Salvat's affair.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Incidentally Mrs. Osbourne had never before been so advanced in her language.Southern Lights and Shadows
Incidentally, the staples are so placed as to make binding simple.
Afterwards I went into Rhodesia, and incidentally made money.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- as a subordinate or chance occurrence
- (sentence modifier) by the way
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Word Origin and History for incidentally
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