Example sentences of "we happen to be [verb] " in BNC.

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1 I could n't see many people ; most of the lights had been turned off , and we happened to be sitting in the patch of light thrown by one small lamp .
2 We happened to be talking about the diary habit which , nowadays , seems to be largely confined to politicians . ’
3 Then one of the travelling craftsmen came out from the town and lined the cart , trap or wagon we happened to be making : that means he painted the finishing touches , the lines on the wheels and the panels .
4 It does n't take too much imagination to guess that this means ‘ draw a circle centred at x = 10.5 , y = 24.75 , and of radius 3.9 , in whatever units we happen to be using at the moment ’ .
5 And I 'm trying to get it through your arrogant skull that I 'm not in the market for a casual roll in the hay just because we happen to be sharing a villa for a few days ! ’
6 We happen to be staying in the same place , and I 'm damned if I 'm keeping awake waiting for you to turn up .
7 Well , we do see a good deal of what is around us and not simply whatever it is that we happen to be staring at .
8 Thus the name " Shakespeare " rigidly refers to Shakespeare , irrespective of whether we happen to be talking about what Shakespeare did or wrote , or did not do or write but might have done or written , i.e. about his actual or merely possible attributes .
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