Example sentences for: accidental

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  • BofA says it has acted in good faith, having already returned $41 million in unclaimed funds and nearly $5 million in accidental overcharges to the cities and state.

  • On one hand, there is increasing and rather convincing observational and experimental data underscoring the beneficial effects of marine fish consumption on fetal growth and gestation [ 1 2 3 ] . On the other hand, consumption of environmentally contaminated fish has been associated with decrements in gestation and birth weight in some studies [ 4 5 6 ] . Animal evidence suggests that Rhesus monkeys, rats and mice exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in utero have reductions in length of gestation and growth [ 7 8 9 ] . The results from accidental environmental exposures also report adverse effects on birth size and ectodermal manifestations among fetuses to various polyhalogenated hydrocarbons [ 10 11 ] . One occupational study has reported a negative relation between PCB exposure and infant birth weight, which no longer remained significant after adjusting for gestation and other variables related to birth weight [ 12 ] . Results from a birth cohort study in the Faroe Islands, a community with a high intake of marine fish, whale meat and blubber, supported a relation between marine fatty acids and diminished birth weight for gestation, but the effects were not attributed to the mercury or PCB exposure [ 13 ] .

  • A classic case of this is the accidental discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, though Fleming himself initially paid little attention to the possible therapeutic uses of the mold.

  • Here are the most common reasons for exhumation : DNA extractions to settle paternity suits; criminal investigations; relocation to familial cemetery plots; and accidental discoveries--e.g.

  • In "The Accidental Theorist," Paul Krugman demonstrates his penchant for naive economic analogies, ranging all the way back to the classical argument for free trade that involved wine- and cheese-producing economies.


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