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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Occur  \Oc*cur"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Occurred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Occurring}.]  [L.  occurrere  occursum  ob  (see  {Ob-})  + 
  currere  to  run.  See  {Course}.] 
  1.  To  meet  to  clash.  [Obs.] 
  The  resistance  of  the  bodies  they  occur  with 
  2.  To  go  in  order  to  meet  to  make  reply.  [Obs.] 
  I  must  occur  to  one  specious  objection.  --Bentley. 
  3.  To  meet  one's  eye;  to  be  found  or  met  with  to  present 
  itself  to  offer;  to  appear;  to  happen;  to  take  place  as 
  I  will  write  if  opportunity  occurs. 
  In  Scripture,  though  the  word  heir  occur,  yet  there 
  is  no  such  thing  as  ``heir''  in  our  author's  sense 
  4.  To  meet  or  come  to  the  mind;  to  suggest  itself  to  be 
  presented  to  the  imagination  or  memory. 
  There  doth  not  occur  to  me  any  use  of  this 
  experiment  for  profit.  --Bacon. 

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