The occasion was the annual dinner of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, a very big organization at the time.
What part of feminism means that I walk away from the things that challenge and upset me on occasion?
On this occasion, the scoutmaster asked me to sleep in his tent.
“We are trucked in there just to give some dignity to the occasion,” Scalia said.
The military has, on occasion, hit upon winning—if brutal—tactics.
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.