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[ US /ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəɫi, ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntɫi/ ]
[ UK /ˌɪnsɪdˈɛntə‍li/ ]
  1. introducing a different topic
    incidentally, I won't go to the party
  2. of a minor or subordinate nature
    these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models
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How To Use incidentally In A Sentence

  • Then they recruited him (not their first choice, incidentally) to do the donkey work.
  • Incidentally, while this naturally brings up an analogy to the constitutional right to an abortion, the analogy is complex.
  • Not incidentally — one of the best 1930s fake-modern piano concerti ever tossed into a film. Proof through the night
  • I am neither strong nor anal about the ‘group system’ which, incidentally, and frankly, I think is quite a mess.
  • This is not just gossip, incidentally; he publishes this detail in the programme. Times, Sunday Times
  • Acari in the eye have been incidentally alluded to under inflammation of the lids. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • (Coincidentally, it apparently freeze-dries into space ice cream very well.) Grist - the Latest from Grist
  • I repeat that this pageful of disasters is merely the record of an average day, when nothing much is happening: and incidentally it occurs in a newspaper which, rather than most, tries to put a good face on things. As I Please
  • We incidentally found that STAT1C overexpression cause aberrant STAT activation in LL2 cells. Further studies on the underlying mechanisms may explore a novel regulatory system of JAK/STAT pathway.
  • And incidentally, it's in India where the ancient symbol of the swastika originated.
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