(sometimes singular) needs; necessities
personal or business affairs
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How to use occasions in a sentence
How do you celebrate when happy occasions are colored by loss and absence?
I gave statements to then-Captain Michael Sheffield on several different occasions.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The two had unprotected sex on multiple occasions, according to the woman.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV | Jacob Siegel | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it is the designs for less formal occasions where Kate has found a fundamental component of her working wardrobe.
On several occasions, Pakistani officials tipped off Maulvi Nazir and his men about impending drone strikes.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan | Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.
At least this is as far as my observation of him goes on the few occasions I have seen him in the beau monde.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
On such occasions his unfaltering impudence reached heights truly sublime.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
On several occasions I have been engaged in proceedings before them, and not always on the winning side.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow