Example sentences of "[pron] just happen to be " in BNC.

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1 I just happen to be the exception . ’
2 They just put me up for it and I just happened to be about at the time .
3 I just happened to be around some great players and be part of a great team ’ , he said with typical modesty .
4 She was going through a traumatic divorce at the time and it was obvious she needed someone to talk to and I just happened to be around .
5 I just happened to be seen by a lot of people every night .
6 I just happened to be interested , that 's all , ’ she replied .
7 I just happened to be with Nick Simpkin .
8 Actually , I 'd been waiting for somebody else but I just happened to be on hand and I could n't just stand there and watch her struggle with all those boxes , suitcases , typewriters , bicycles , stereo systems and so on .
9 ‘ Look , lady — ’ little Cleo staggered back into the room clutching a bright red balloon' — I just happened to be there , looking after the place while the owner was away .
10 I just happened to be in the corridor .
11 The things I said may have been unjustified , and the fact that I just happened to be bloody tired and bad-tempered was no excuse .
12 I just happened to be in the right place at the right time . ’
13 During the 1970s several teams attempted to refute this claim , arguing that the connection is a figment of Arp 's imagination , that it is an optical illusion caused by the overlap of isophotes ( light contours ) from the two objects , or that it is an illusion caused by a star or galaxy which just happens to be located between the two objects .
14 We sometimes surprise ourselves as well as our near and dear ones by suddenly exploding into unreasonable anger over a trifling offence which just happens to be the last straw that breaks the camel 's back .
15 We shall be considering The Prelude as a poem at the appropriate point in the Critical Survey ; for the moment I propose to refer to it simply as evidence of Wordsworth 's internal struggles and preoccupations , as if it were a diary or a letter to a friend which just happens to be in verse .
16 Most philosophical systems of ethics , and most popular moralizing , are radically flawed because they recommend morality to us either as what it is in our own best ultimate interests to do , or alternatively try to promote it by appeal to our feelings , for example feelings of compassion , or ( like Hutcheson ) by reference to some kind of moral sentiment which just happens to be part of human nature .
17 The user prepares a document using Berthold fonts and sends it to a bureau for output on an imagesetter which just happens to be running Hell-Xenotron 's Bridgit .
18 A random development , culturally reinforced , which just happens to be love rather than something else ?
19 The only thing they have in common is that they are all outgoing , extrovert , self-confident , irrepressible and generally sparky personalities — which just happens to be a pretty good recipe for attractiveness in a woman , as well as being the ideal make-up for sales . ’
20 Among the extra work which required a special piece of plant to be brought onto the site for one week and then returned 200 miles , there must be some extra work which just happens to be within the scope of a piece of plant which is already on site which would otherwise have been idle during the week in question .
21 Whereas normally people would have , in the O U P , U K , which just happens to be 6 out of 31 .
22 Spooner 's idea came from an invitation by his actor-neighbour , Jim Dale , to visit the set of the latest Carry On … film at Pinewood — which just happened to be Carry On Cleo .
23 When these result in avoidable death , and they do , then it could be anyone who just happens to be there — employees , consumers , ordinary citizens .
24 Later I mention this encounter to an old friend who just happens to be a former service supervisor for the phone company .
25 Meanwhile Sir Clifford has engaged a nurse , Mrs Bolton … who just happens to be the village gossip .
26 Endless ads have been Green or organic , from the guy who rips his plans up to wreck the countryside and earns himself a beer , to the couple in the deodorant ad who just happen to be frolicking naked in the forest with camouflage make-up .
27 Both men had leapt to their feet and had been restrained from using violence by the mates of the shop steward , who just happened to be on hand .
28 BBS seriously considered firing Hopper ; the pressure of moving a production team of twenty-three people from state to state , writing the script on the run and persuading innocent citizens of the United States of America who just happened to be passing at the time to appear in the movie , was a heavy burden for all .
29 ‘ The whole thing has got out of control , I 'm not so much bored as miserable , ’ confided Diana to a sympathetic neighbour who just happened to be a journalist .
30 Most of Rory 's pals in London were in the International Marxist Croup , but here he was ; wandering the hills with an upper class dingbat who just happened to be married to his sister and who lived for huntin' , shootin' and fishin' ( and seemed to spend the absolute minimum amount of time in his castle with his wife ) , and who had just last year rationalised half the work force in the glass factory out of a job .
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