Example sentences of "[pron] [adv] happen to " in BNC.

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1 I just happen to be the exception . ’
2 They just put me up for it and I just happened to be about at the time .
3 I just happened to be around some great players and be part of a great team ’ , he said with typical modesty .
4 She was going through a traumatic divorce at the time and it was obvious she needed someone to talk to and I just happened to be around .
5 I just happened to be seen by a lot of people every night .
6 I just happened to be interested , that 's all , ’ she replied .
7 I just happened to be with Nick Simpkin .
8 Actually , I 'd been waiting for somebody else but I just happened to be on hand and I could n't just stand there and watch her struggle with all those boxes , suitcases , typewriters , bicycles , stereo systems and so on .
9 ‘ Look , lady — ’ little Cleo staggered back into the room clutching a bright red balloon' — I just happened to be there , looking after the place while the owner was away .
10 I just happened to be in the corridor .
11 The things I said may have been unjustified , and the fact that I just happened to be bloody tired and bad-tempered was no excuse .
12 I just happened to be in the right place at the right time . ’
13 During the 1970s several teams attempted to refute this claim , arguing that the connection is a figment of Arp 's imagination , that it is an optical illusion caused by the overlap of isophotes ( light contours ) from the two objects , or that it is an illusion caused by a star or galaxy which just happens to be located between the two objects .
14 We sometimes surprise ourselves as well as our near and dear ones by suddenly exploding into unreasonable anger over a trifling offence which just happens to be the last straw that breaks the camel 's back .
15 We shall be considering The Prelude as a poem at the appropriate point in the Critical Survey ; for the moment I propose to refer to it simply as evidence of Wordsworth 's internal struggles and preoccupations , as if it were a diary or a letter to a friend which just happens to be in verse .
16 Most philosophical systems of ethics , and most popular moralizing , are radically flawed because they recommend morality to us either as what it is in our own best ultimate interests to do , or alternatively try to promote it by appeal to our feelings , for example feelings of compassion , or ( like Hutcheson ) by reference to some kind of moral sentiment which just happens to be part of human nature .
17 The user prepares a document using Berthold fonts and sends it to a bureau for output on an imagesetter which just happens to be running Hell-Xenotron 's Bridgit .
18 A random development , culturally reinforced , which just happens to be love rather than something else ?
19 The only thing they have in common is that they are all outgoing , extrovert , self-confident , irrepressible and generally sparky personalities — which just happens to be a pretty good recipe for attractiveness in a woman , as well as being the ideal make-up for sales . ’
20 Among the extra work which required a special piece of plant to be brought onto the site for one week and then returned 200 miles , there must be some extra work which just happens to be within the scope of a piece of plant which is already on site which would otherwise have been idle during the week in question .
21 Whereas normally people would have , in the O U P , U K , which just happens to be 6 out of 31 .
22 Spooner 's idea came from an invitation by his actor-neighbour , Jim Dale , to visit the set of the latest Carry On … film at Pinewood — which just happened to be Carry On Cleo .
23 Fresh from the USA , the Expo makes its UK debut in Scotland from 5–7 March 1993 , which also happens to be the European Year of Older People .
24 Of interest is the Gothic cathedral in Magdeburg , the market square in Halle and the Bauhaus museum in nearby Dessau ( which also happens to be the birthplace of Händel ) .
25 We 'll never know if we do n't try it at Czerny 's tempo which also happens to be Beethoven 's for his Scherzo .
26 I 'm going to multiply it by another number which also happens to be a hundred to the power a half .
27 She broke into films in 1933 , when MGM advertised for ‘ tall girls in bathing suits ’ , and made her movie debut in the chorus in Dancing Lady , which also happened to be Fred Astaire 's first film .
28 Crofting made its impact when we moved house from one of the quiet streets , in the middle of the town , to the road which was planned by a wealthy proprietor as an elegant tree-lined approach to Lews Castle , but which also happened to be the shortest route between a dozen crofting villages , lying to the east of the town , and their 19,000 acres of general common pasture which lay to the west .
29 ‘ It was the day before my estimated delivery date , which also happened to be one of the children 's birthdays and half-term holidays , so I was very busy .
30 It thus seems likely that the junctions which are recalled may be simply the large congested ones , ones which also happen to be risky .
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