To honor the occasion, DVF presented a collection—or rather, a party—that was dubbed “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
What part of feminism means that I walk away from the things that challenge and upset me on occasion?
On more than one occasion, literal fights broke out behind closed doors, and the antagonism often fell along racial lines.
To Hitchcock, this is not a sweet wire from an old colleague but a condolence letter on the occasion of his own death.
While her parents mark the occasion at home, cops are starting a new search for body.
There is now, then, some occasion for a more glittering display than ordinary?
I had a warm regard for your father, and shall be glad to help your mother if there is any occasion.
The valor of the English was much remarked on this occasion.
We are not now about to give him any idle panegyric on the occasion.
Evidently it was an occasion for celebration for they all seemed in high spirits.
late 14c., "opportunity; grounds for action, state of affairs that makes something else possible; a happening, occurrence," from Old French ochaison, ocasion "cause, reason, excuse, pretext; opportunity" (13c.) or directly from Latin occasionem (nominative occasio) "opportunity, appropriate time," in Late Latin "cause," from occasum, occasus, past participle of occidere "fall down, go down," from ob "down, away" (see ob-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). The notion is of a "falling together," or juncture, of circumstances.
mid-15c., "to bring (something) about," from occasion (n.), or else from Old French occasionner "to cause," from Medieval Latin occasionare, from Latin occasionem (see occasion (n.)). Related: Occasioned; occasioning.