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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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Melt fracture caused by skin rupture occurs when the surface of the film is stretched too quickly on leaving the die.
Compared to aluminum, magnesium is ore suitable for hot chamber diecasting, which eliminates premature solidification in the shot sleeve and, therefore, only occurs by the second stage (inside the die).
In some trials, a specific combination of envelope color and symbol (say, green and X) tended to occur together, thus bearing a positive relationship, or tended not to occur together, providing a negative relationship.
Again, laymen might not have been impressed, but astrologers would have recognized the event, which occurs only once every 800 years.
When theft does occur, the actions you take will depend upon your level of suspicion: do you have concrete evidence, such as a witness, or are your suspicions based on evidence that is purely circumstantial?
Explosive decompression typically occurs when a gas is absorbed by an o-ring while operating in high pressure; the gas is trapped within the o-ring when the system pressure drops, causing the surface of the o-ring to blister and rupture as the trapped gas expands.
461-4(d)(2)(ii) provides that economic performance occurs on the earlier of (i) the date that property or services are provided to the taxpayer, or (ii) the date payment is made by the taxpayer in satisfaction of a liability to a person providing property or services.
If certain adverse events occur, an accelerated payout of investor principal will begin possibly earlier than expected.
When pneumomediastinum occurs during labor, it usually does so during the second stage; pneumomediastinum has been reported during the first stage and antenatally during episodes of coughing or hyperemesis.
In Argentina, dengue hemorrhagic fever has not been reported, possibly because the size of the affected population was small and this complication occurs in a small proportion of secondary DENV infections (18-125/1,000) (10), and in an even smaller proportion of primary infections.
Even if courts do not make the practice mandatory, extensive lobbying occurs for statutory requirements similar to those recently passed in Illinois.
2) Economic performance occurs on or before the earlier of (a) when the taxpayer timely files a return or (b) the 15th day of the ninth calendar month after the year-end;
Today, the areas residents wonder about when and where the next "Big One" will occur.
Adhesive wear occurs in the same areas of the mixer that see abrasive wear; small amounts of metal have been detected within the structure of very hard fillers, leading to metal contamination of the product.
It is frequently assumed that the defect occurs during the packing and holding-pressure phase of the process.