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Unintentionally; by chance.‘she didn't get where she is today by accident’‘nomadic hunters probably ended up on the new continent by accident’
- ‘I might have pulled my front brake by accident, which is why I went over the front, but I don't know.’
- ‘They discovered this entirely by accident, when a fire devastated their home.’
- ‘That was the one I actually tried watching, but I kept missing episodes by accident.’
- ‘The family were involved in a road-rage nightmare after wandering into Ilford by accident.’
- ‘Renee Geyer enjoys a career that's spanned three decades but it all began by accident.’
- ‘The assailants were possibly in the building and the bodyguard came upon them by accident.’
- ‘The other issue Jon raises is knowing whether people were shot by accident or on purpose.’
- ‘It is clear that most are set off by accident: by the wind, by being badly installed, by nothing at all.’
- ‘She told the Citizen she became a goalkeeper more by accident than design.’
- ‘But when Santa leaves him an extra present by accident Julian realises he will have to give it back.’
- ‘Quite by accident, Weir had stumbled on something so fulfilling that she devoted hours of her spare time to it.’
- ‘Today I managed to fulfill one of my lifes ambitions, and almost by accident.’
- ‘Detectives, who are still hunting the gunman, believe the shot may have been fired by accident.’
- ‘Of course, the chances of this happening by accident are literally a hundred million billion to one.’
- ‘He became a singer by accident after getting on stage to sing at a club.’
- ‘He tries to put his hand on her knee but, afraid of seeming too forward, pretends he's done it by accident.’
- ‘I got into recruitment by accident and stayed for 11 years before setting up Kite.’
- ‘Liverpool have stumbled into next season's Champions League almost by accident.’
- ‘In truth, it was more by accident than design but it was a lucky chance which established his fame and fortune.’
- ‘The orchestra first came to Marlborough last December by accident last year.’
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