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Synonyms for befall

happen to

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  • happen to
  • fall upon
  • occur in
  • take place in
  • ensue in
  • transpire in
  • materialize in
  • come to pass in

Synonyms for befall

to happen to one

Synonyms

to take place by chance

Synonyms for befall

happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

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Remember the warning you have received keep secret what has this night befallen you, and you will have no room to repent it neglect what is now told you, and the Tower of London shall not protect you against our revenge.
Tell him," said I; "and that we want to know how he is--and all that has befallen him since I last saw him.
That I have passed through the most wondrous adventures that have befallen a civilized man during the past two centuries encourages me in the belief that, however ill the telling, the facts themselves will command your interest to the final page.
I think that we should have succeeded, even though the ship was wracked from stem to stern by the terrific buffetings she received, and though she were half submerged the greater part of the time, had no further accident befallen us.
Sophia immediately acquainted them with what had befallen Jones, and begged them to take care of him.
An impartial spectator, who had met them on the way, would, on viewing their several countenances, have concluded Sophia alone to have been the object of compassion: for as to Jones, he exulted in having probably saved the life of the young lady, at the price only of a broken bone; and Mr Western, though he was not unconcerned at the accident which had befallen Jones, was, however, delighted in a much higher degree with the fortunate escape of his daughter.
No incidents have hitherto befallen us that would make a figure in a letter.
This is because of the dire fate that has befallen some Speakers.
Laid low initially by difficulties in borrowing money, its problems might seem small by comparison to those that have befallen other banks.
He didn't explain what fate had befallen Bush, who retired last month to his ranch after completing two terms as president.
Flores said he knew something had befallen his sister when his wife saw Jennifer's car being loaded onto a flat-bed truck behind police tape as she drove through a neighborhood in Eagle Rock.
For the first time, a native had articulated the combined sense of powerlessness and anger I was feeling by describing the events that had befallen my hometown as a kind of spiritual assault.
George Copway first published his life story in 1847 and it reverberates with the tension of a man proud of his Ojibway heritage and anxious to spread the gospel of Christianity to his own people, a man who strove to explain his traditions to white Americans even as he blamed them for the ills that had befallen his people.
But it seems Ireland has never lost its faith in God, no matter what disasters have befallen us or how the Church is sullied.
They were also "very understanding" when informed of cuts in grants early in the year due to financial problems that have befallen the national church following reduced donations due to debates on the issues of same-sex blessings and payments to the residential schools settlement fund.