- needs or necessities.
- necessary business matters: to go about one's lawful occasions.
verb (used with object)
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synonym study for occasion
OTHER WORDS FROM occasionpre·oc·ca·sioned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for occasion
For a special occasion, or in the company of wine lovers, this is an exquisite pick.
So, for now, set your sights on a special occasion and plan it out together with your partner.
Staff also testified that they saw women leave Salsman’s office “in tears or distress” on multiple occasions.
Whether the occasion calls for dinner and drinks after indulging in Sundance’s best films or lunch before hitting the slopes, Park City’s restaurants do it all.
This pair from Outdoor Voices is made from an incredibly soft polyester-spandex blend that keeps me comfortable while I’m lounging around at home, and the fitted silhouette helps me feel put together on the rare occasions I actually leave the house.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was also an occasion for voluptuary displays of tough-mindedness.
But the occasion is even more special when you can cheers with some funky flutes.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The government defines excessive drinking as drinking too much on one occasion over the course of a week.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics|Gabrielle Glaser|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Fatigue he never knew, and on one occasion he was said to have spent thirteen days and nights in the saddle.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.
Mr. Brown seizes the proffered member, and gives it as hearty a pressure as the publicity of the occasion will permit.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
The occasion should be seized also to increase the balances of depositors who carry unprofitable accounts.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
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Idioms and Phrases with occasion
see on occasion; rise to the occasion.