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What is the meaning of the following phrases:
an accident of birth
an accident of geography
an accident of history
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An accident of birth/geography/history is, as the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English puts it, an event or situation caused by chance. Here's an axample of an accident of history An accident of history | World news | The Guardian.
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