occasion (n.)
ground, reason, cause, matter
1H6 III.i.157[Gloucester to King] Especially for those occasions / At Eltham Park I told your majesty
2H4 I.iii.5[Mowbray to Archbishop] I well allow the occasion of our arms
2H4 I.iii.86[Archbishop to all] Let us on, / And publish the occasion of our arms
2H4 IV.i.204[Archbishop to Mowbray, of King Henry IV] He cannot so precisely weed this land / As his misdoubts present occasion
3H6 I.iii.44[Rutland to Clifford] when I give occasion of offence, / Then let me die
Cym IV.ii.187[Belarius to Guiderius, of their musical instrument] what occasion / Hath Cadwal now to give it motion?
E3 V.i.198[Prince Edward to King Edward, of King John and Philip] These prisoners, chief occasion of our strife
KL II.i.119[Regan to Gloucester] Occasions ... of some price
KL IV.vi.235[disguised Edgar to Oswald, adopting a country accent] 'Chill not let go, zir, without vurther 'cagion
Luc.1270[Lucrece to Maid] on what occasion break / Those tears from thee
Oth IV.i.58[Iago to Cassio] I would on great occasion speak with you
RJ III.i.41[Tybalt to Mercutio, of fighting] You shall find me apt enough to that, sir, an you will give me occasion
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