verb (used without object), oc·curred, oc·cur·ring.
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Origin of occur
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OTHER WORDS FROM occurpre·oc·cur, verb (used without object), pre·oc·curred, pre·oc·cur·ring.re·oc·cur, verb (used without object), re·oc·curred, re·oc·cur·ring.un·oc·cur·ring, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for occur
Virus transmissions that took place in schools are not separated from infections that occurred elsewhere — at a friend’s house, at church — but were simply detected in schools.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
There are a few steps that generally occur before any president is inaugurated, steps that are generally pro forma.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The FAA determined that the 737 MAX could stay in the air, despite private misgivings, and a few months later, the second crash occurred.The Boeing 737 MAX Is Cleared to Fly. Families of People Who Died on the Planes Wait for Answers.|by Alec MacGillis|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
The new study’s findings provide a fresh look at some of the early stages of this downsizing and how quickly it occurs.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
Older patients have been hardest hit by the pandemic, with the vast majority of deaths occurring in those over 60.
A couple of people were treated for minor injuries but no major incidents occurred.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, that switch to potatoes occurred around the 19th Century.
Suddenly, light flooded the room, and I found myself lying on a filthy orange sofa across the room from where my rape occurred.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We can construct excuses based on the evil that occurred September 11th.
The second major split between the capital and the court occurred over oral care.
Nothing remarkable occurred in our march through this country.
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
These practical demonstrations occurred usually in the opening enthusiasm of the term.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
While Benjy sat contemplating this creature, and wondering what was to be the end of it all, a bright idea occurred to him.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Dinner occurred in the middle of the day, and about nine in the evening was an informal but copious supper.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett