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occur to (one)

To realize suddenly; 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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One of these strains represented a novel, naturally occurring recombinant sapovirus.
This type of corrosive attack is not due directly to the molding operation or anything occurring at the surface of the mold.
While a sexual assault by a stranger may occur on camp property, we have a much more realistic concern with such violence occurring within a relationship.
It is not unusual, when such work is needed, to have leaks occurring in the building.
168(i)-4(d), a change occurring after the initial year the property is placed hi service is depreciated as if the change occurred on the first day of the change year.
A company must act when there is credible evidence which would cause a prudent and competent attorney to reasonably believe that a material violation of federal or state securities law or breach of fiduciary duty or similar violation of any federal or state law has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur, and is discovered by an attorney covered by the act, and this violation was by an issuer or agent of the issuer; and the violation is likely to result in substantial injury to the financial interests or property of the issuer of to investors.
If possible, the incontinence should be addressed, but as long as it is occurring, caregivers must make certain that clothing and bedsheets are changed frequently enough.
Syncope occurring during the race tends to he more ominous.
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.
PHI is a stage of disease occurring after infection but before the development of detectable HIV-specific antibodies.
Although clinical presentation varied among patients, frequently occurring features included non-specific prodromal signs and symptoms of fatigue, malaise, anorexia and nausea, with or without abnormal serum transaminase levels.
The transaction is treated as occurring immediately before the close of the day before the election is effective.
In addition, FBI field divisions and legal attach offices also report such incidents occurring in the United States and its territories, as well as those in which a United States law enforcement officer dies while assigned to duties in another country.
Then, Kareev proposed, each individual constructs a sequence of perhaps seven or eight items--whatever working memory will allow--that displays each value's long-term frequency of occurring.