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Princeton's WordNet

  1. by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedlyadverb

    without advance planning

    "they met accidentally"

  2. incidentally, accidentallyadverb

    of a minor or subordinate nature

    "these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models"

  3. unintentionally, accidentallyadverb

    without intention; in an unintentional manner

    "she hit him unintentionally"

Wiktionary

  1. accidentallyadverb

    In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; casually; fortuitously.

    He discovered penicillin largely accidentally.

  2. accidentallyadverb

    Unintentionally.

    He accidentally exposed the bacteria to mold spores.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accidentallyadverb

    Etymology: from accidental.

    Other needful points of public matters, no less concerning the good of the commonwealth, though but accidentally depending upon the former. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    I conclude choler accidentally better, and acrimonious, but not in itself. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    Although virtuous men do sometimes accidentally make their way to preferment, yet the world is so corrupted, that no man can reasonably hope to be rewarded in it, merely upon account of his virtue. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accidentallyadverb

    in an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accidentally in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accidentally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of accidentally in a Sentence

  1. John Moyles:

    The individual said that they had [the alligator] in an outdoor enclosure and that his daughter accidentally left the cage open, which allowed the alligator to escape.

  2. The Broadway star rep:

    He accidentally emailed her which broke the restraining order and he was arrested and immediately released.It was not a personal email, it was a pure accident.

  3. Tom Fuentes:

    Do we want drones out of control that could land who knows here? We could have a child pick up the drone, pick up the gun, and accidentally kill themselves. I see the whole thing as reckless conduct.

  4. Rob Sulaver:

    Yo Rob. Sorry I can't make our workout today, I accidentally woke up in Berlin.

  5. Ashiqul Alam:

    Lets say we are in an attack, right, say that my glasses fall off. What if I accidentally shoot you? You know what I mean? imagine what the news channel would call me, the Looney Tunes Terrorist or the Blind Terrorist.

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    the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    • A. occasional
    • B. blistering
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