NOTE: the noun 'situation' can be substituted without loss of meaning.
That was simply not the case.
He developed a case of measles.
It was a case of mistaken identity.
In case of fire, use the stairway.
In many cases the recommended inspections were not carried out.
They are making an exception in your case.
There have been several cases of malaria reported in Florida.
In no case is the cat to be allowed in the kitchen.
In that case, you'd better bring an umbrella.
He'll either recover or he won't, as the case may be. (which alternative occurs)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 7
The case will be brought before a grand jury next week.
The young detective finally solved that old murder case.
Three cases involving insurance fraud came before the judge last month.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 8
The professor opened his leather case and pulled out a stack of papers.
Sally takes her cosmetics case as a carry-on when she flies.
We can't carry all these cases through the airport, let's get a luggage cart.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
NOTE: refers to units of things, answers the question 'How much?'
They drank four cases of champagne at Jane's wedding.
The truck delivered several cases of canned tomatoes to the restaurant.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
NOTE: refers to the role a person plays, relative to a caregiver
The psychiatrist said he could not take on any new cases at this time.
These uninsured are charity cases who are treated at local volunteer clinics.
The social worker added the orphan to her case load.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
NOTE:refers to the personality traits of individuals, usually dysfunctional.
Her neighbor is a real nut case.
John has been a basket case since he failed his comprehensive exams.
These young crack addicts are sad cases.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12
NOTE: often in the expression 'make a case'
The senator made a compelling case for loweringthe personal tax rate.
The environmentalist made a case for restricting access to the beach where birds nested.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9
NOTE: refers to fixed, hard coverings, in contrast to portable containers (Sense 3)
The grandfather clock's case is made of dark walnut.
The jeweler unlocked the glass case to remove a diamond necklace.
The child went to the freezer case in the grocery store and selected an ice cream bar.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 15, 18
NOTE: refers to pliable, removable protective coverings, in contrast to Sense 8 wjocj refers to hard, fixed coverings
Mary cannot find her sunglasses case.
The maid changed the sheets and the cases on the pillows.
John has a new camera case for his digital camera.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 17
NOTE: refers to natural casings, not to artifacts (Senses 3,8,9)
The plant produces hard seed cases in the fall.
The insect's egg case contained thousands of eggs.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 14
What is the marking the dative case on German masculine nouns?
Modern English has lost most of its case endings that were present in Old English.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11
He wrote the e-mail message all in upper case.
Which case should the title of the novel appear in?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13
The typesetter placed all the loose metal typeset into the case.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 16
John wishes Mary would get off his case.
They were on their neighbor's case about the loud music late at night.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)