Example sentences of "[noun] just happen to be " in BNC.

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1 The auto industry just happened to be a convenient sector in which to show his determination to change ( Doner , 1987 ; Oman , 1989 : pp. 164–166 ) .
2 McInally 's agent just happens to be Denis Roache .
3 I think Alone In the Dark just happens to be one of those games .
4 Earthworms are the main item in a badger 's diet and cow grazing pastures just happen to be a good source of earthworms .
5 Very often , these mutually unintelligible and exclusive ethnic cultures just happen to be the same as the groups which common sense tells us are ‘ races ’ .
6 I wanted to ‘ do ’ someone I knew a little , but when I approached my number one seed , he served me up Roy as a better choice ( Roy just happened to be on holiday so not able to comment ) .
7 He 's a good-looking man , and the smile just happens to be part of the job .
8 A day 's golf with the president of this company or that company when the fellow who makes up the four and plays with the president of the corporation just happens to be last year 's Masters Champion .
9 The puppet is an exhibit at a cartoon gallery in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the real Mr Heseltine just happened to be passing through .
10 That game just happens to be the Tennent 's Irish Senior Cup semi-final against Avoca .
11 Pilkington disliked the impression conveyed that these friendly personalities just happened to be recommending products as though they were disinterested parties .
12 The grass was lucky if it grew , was shone upon and rained upon , and was not burned , and was not pulled up by the roots , or poisoned , or buried when the ground was turned over , and some bits just happened to be on a line that humans wanted to walk on , and so got trampled , broken , pressed flat , with no malice ; just effect .
13 Applecross just happened to be central when Xenly was divided and so became the only building to be shared by each community .
14 The police just happened to be checking cars today .
15 One is that the figure of 300 per cent increase in productivity just happens to be that which would have had to occur to cost-justify the installation of CAD given capital and wage costs in the early 1980s in the UK when this figure gained currency .
16 ‘ With Jimmy just happening to be there ? ’
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