From Middle English accidentli (“by chance; temporarily; artifically”), equivalent to accident + -ly.
Accidently Sentence Examples
He.d accidently hurt someone innocent, and he didn.t want the reminder.
The gene mutated accidently, but once noticed, breeders bred for it.
Successes were limited for the week with one found child, accidently trapped in a locked room of an empty house and one spousal abduction, in the face of a restraining order.
He was strongly urged to enter Stepney (now Regent's Park) College to prepare more fully for the ministry, but an appointment with Dr Joseph Angus, the tutor, having accidently fallen through, Spurgeon interpreted the contretemps as a divine warning against a college career.
The clerk darted around the counter towards the corner, where someone had accidently tipped over a lit candelabra that was now burning the curtains.