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occur to (one)

To be (suddenly) realized by one; to come into one's mind. It occurs to me that I never explained why we need these extra computers. Did it ever occur to you that maybe I was trying to do you a favor?
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occur to someone

[for an idea or thought] to come into someone's mind. It occurred to me that you might be hungry after your long journey. Would it ever occur to you that I want to be left alone?
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occur to one

Come to mind, as in It never occurred to me that he might refuse. [Early 1600s]
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occur to

To come to someone's mind: When it occurred to me that I could leave the party whenever I wanted, I felt more at ease.
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Figure 6 depicts total locomotor activity (total horizontal activity counts across the duration of the session) measured in 45-min sessions at 6 weeks of age and again at 6 months of age, the latter determination occurring more than 5 months after pesticide exposure.
These results are easily explained by a recombination event, a single point recombination event occurring at the polymerase-capsid junction.
* Evidence: Credible information that would lead a prudent and competent attorney to believe that a material violation has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur.
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A more detailed analysis of causal factors was done for events occurring in schools and private residences where children were likely to be involved in the release.
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