Synonym: affair, function, juncture, social function, social occasion. Similar words: on occasion, occasional, occasionally, evasion, invasion, abrasion, pervasion, casino. Meaning: [ə'keɪʒn] n. 1. an event that occurs at a critical time 2. a vaguely specified social event 3. reason 4. the time of a particular event 5. an opportunity to do something. v. give occasion to.
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2 A funeral is a somber occasion.
3 The wedding was a very grand occasion.
4 The funeral was a sombre occasion.
5 The majesty of the occasion thrilled us all.
6 A birthday is no occasion for tears.
7 He used the occasion to announce further tax cuts.
8 She gave a speech appropriate to the occasion.
9 A funeral is a sombre occasion.
10 Tonight is a very special occasion.
11 We had met on a previous occasion.
12 Well - dressed women accessorize according to the occasion.
13 May we take this occasion to remind you that...
14 The presence of the mayor dignified the occasion.
15 The wedding was rather a sedate occasion.
16 He seized the occasion to invite her home for.
17 The dignity of the occasion was spoilt when she fell down the steps.
18 Arthur has some strange ideas,[www.Sentencedict.com] but on this occasion I'm inclined to agree with him.
19 The purpose of the occasion was to raise money for medical supplies.
20 On one occasion, she called me in the middle of the night.
21 Do not keep anything for a special occasion, because every day that you live is a special occasion.
22 To the happy couple, congratulations on this happy occasion and best wishes for everything good in the years to come.
23 The new moon was the occasion of festivals of rejoicing in Egypt.
24 Finding a job should have been an occasion for rejoicing.
25 When something sensational happens to us, sharing the happiness of the occasion with friends intensifies our joy. Conversely, in times of trouble and tension, when our spirits are low, unburdening our worries and fears to compassionate friends alleviates the stress.
28 His comments were wholly inappropriate on such a solemn occasion.
29 The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
30 Mr. Smith is a most suitable candidate for such negotiator since his tact and quickness of mind are equal to the occasion.
More similar words: on occasion, occasional, occasionally, evasion, invasion, abrasion, pervasion, casino, cast aside, occupation, occupational, preoccupation, fusion, vision, mission, pension, erosion, cession, version, passion, tension, allusion, session, mansion, aversion, division, avulsion, revision, emission, delusion.