To add to the gloom, several high-profile Ebola cases have occurred in health-care workers treating patients with the disease.
The breakdown of law and order in Pakistan has occurred over time.
Sig Gissler, the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, said this is "not unusual"—it's occurred 11 times before.
Think of the changes that occurred in automobiles between 1910 and 1935, for example.
Further attacks on Muslims have occurred in the past two weeks, with more than 40 dead.
Now it occurred to me that perhaps the sailors, too, might be afraid of Tiny.
It occurred to him that he could sell them at a market store in the village.
This is what occurred and is the truth, on the oath that he has taken, on which he affirmed and ratified it.
As these occurred, a rustling and a murmur expressed the subdued applause.
Already has the name of Menestheus occurred in these memoirs.
1520s, "meet, meet in argument," from Middle French occurrer "happen unexpectedly" or directly from Latin occurrere "run to meet, run against, befall, present itself," from ob "against, toward" (see ob-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense development is from "meet" to "present itself" to "appear" to "happen" ("present itself in the course of events"). Meaning "to come into one's mind" is from 1620s. Related: Occurred; occurring.