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

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1 We happened to be at the mortuary … not that it will make any difference , but there is one thing we thought you would find interesting . ’
2 If we were all hay fever prone , then whenever we happened to be in a place where the pollen count was high , our eyes would start streaming and our noses running .
3 We happened to be in the same place at the same time a couple of months ago , ’ she replied , terse and offhand .
4 It all began on Saturday evening with Stuart ( or Sir Parker of Westminster ) and myself ( Mistress Margaret , house keeper to which ever castle we happen to be at ) driving around Totnes trying to find the St John 's Ambulance Hall .
5 On the other hand we are fortunate indeed if we happen to be in a business that is so secure that it is enough for us to make effortless decisions that never require us to do more than flow along with established patterns .
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