From time to time, now and then, as in Nell has been known to eat meat on occasion. This usage, first in the form of upon occasion, replaced by occasion about 1600.
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|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