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- Perhaps the Philosophy sense is related? Pingku 15:44, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
- FWIW, I don't find this sense in Shakespeare using my Shakespeare Lexicon. I'm also not finding it in Milton's works. --EncycloPetey 22:12, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
- The OED has "A casual appearance or effect, a phenomenon" citing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale "Non accident for noon adversité Was seyn in hir", and has three subsequent cites up to 1765, but marks this sense as obsolete. Dbfirs 16:34, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- I have added another quotation to the entry. It is not clear to me, that "unusual appearance or effect" is a correct definition. - -sche 20:42, 16 February 2011 (UTC)