accident of nature

noun phrase

Definition of accident of nature

: an event that happens naturally He says that no one is to blame for his illness. It was just an accident of nature.

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“Accident of nature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accident%20of%20nature. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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