accident (n.)
chance, fortune, fate
Cym V.v.278[Pisanio to Cymbeline] By accident, / I had a feigned letter of my master's / Then in my pocket
Cym V.v.76[Lucius to Cymbeline] Consider, sir, the chance of war, the day / Was yours by accident
Oth IV.i.269[Lodovico to Iago, of Othello] Whose solid virtue / The shot of accident ... / Could neither graze nor pierce
Sonn.124.5[of love] it was builded far from accident [i.e. well away from fortune's uncertainties]
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