occasion (n.)
course of events, state of affairs
2H4 IV.i.72[Archbishop to Westmorland] We see which way the stream of time doth run / And are enforced from our most quiet there / By the rough torrent of occasion
E3 V.i.129[Salisbury to King Edward, of the army surrounding Prince Edward] to see the occasion with our eyes
KJ IV.ii.125[King John to himself, as if to fortune] Withhold thy speed, dreadful occasion!
Mac II.ii.70[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] Get on your nightgown., lest occasion call us / And show us to be watchers
TS III.ii.101[Tranio as Lucentio to Petruchio] tell us what occasion of import / Hath all so long detained you
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