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|an event that occurs at a critical time
at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
it was needed only on special occasions
|a vaguely specified social event
the party was quite an affair
an occasion arranged to honor the president
a seemingly endless round of social functions
there was no occasion for complaint
|the time of a particular event
on the occasion of his 60th birthday
|an opportunity to do something
there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill
|A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
|give occasion to
|To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.