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quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning abruptness , precipitance , precipitancy , precipitateness , precipitousness , suddenness
chance happening accident
voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb active , active voice
semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause affected role , patient , patient role
semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause agent , agentive role
chance, happening by aleatory , arbitrary
public statement about something that is happening or going to happen announcement , promulgation
deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening avoidance , dodging , shunning , turning away
semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause benefactive role , beneficiary
happening once every two years biennial
unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating black eye , blow , reversal , reverse , setback
sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money) bonanza , boom , bunce , godsend , gold rush , gravy , manna from heaven , windfall
sudden violent happening burst , flare-up , outburst
justification for something existing or happening cause , grounds , reason
temporal property of two things happening at the same time co-occurrence , coincidence , concurrence , conjunction
time, happening at the same coexisting , coincident , contemporaneous , contemporary , simultaneous
accidental happening corresponding to another coincidence
happening at same time concurrent , simultaneous
happening or appearing every day daily
happening that is distinctive in a series of related events episode
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