happen by


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happen by

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happen past

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happen along

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happen in

vb
(intr, adverb) informal chiefly US to appear, arrive, or come casually or by chance
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We have thus prevented an increase in the costs of allowing things to happen by preventing them from happening even though we never allowed them in the first place.
It can happen by simple human error or it can happen by ill intent.
Question 3: "I don't know what will happen by the year 2000.