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May 25, 2016
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senescence
tromometer
happenchance

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happenchance

PRONUNCIATION:
(HAP-uhn-chans)

MEANING:
noun: A chance occurrence.
adjective: Resulting from chance.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of happenstance, a blend of happening + circumstance. Earliest documented use: 1847.

USAGE:
“Whether this came from happenchance or a carefully crafted winning formula is not clear.”
Richard Kitheka; Author Jackie Collins Revealed Hollywood Decadence to World; Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya); Oct 9, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance? -Theodore Roethke, poet (25 May 1908-1963)

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