befall

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Related to befalls: To dispose of, hold in, hesitating, collide with, detract from, identifies, followed up
  • verb

Synonyms for befall

happen to

Synonyms

  • 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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He had warned them continuously during the long march that no harm must befall the white she who lay a prisoner within the village.
And he would set forth to them, as he went, all the chances that could befall an army; he would listen to their opinion and state his, confirming it with reasons, so that by these continual discussions there could never arise, in time of war, any unexpected circumstances that he could not deal with.
An anchor is forged and fashioned for faithfulness; give it ground that it can bite, and it will hold till the cable parts, and then, whatever may afterwards befall its ship, that anchor is "lost.
Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.
Nay, Little John," quoth Robin, "thou art a sound stout fellow, yet thou lackest the cunning that good Stutely hath, and I would not have harm befall thee for all Nottinghamshire.
It is much against my will," said Robin Hood, "ne'ertheless, if thou dost wish it, get thee gone, but bear thyself seemingly, Little John, for thou art mine own right-hand man and I could ill bear to have harm befall thee.
If it be The Black Wolf," whispered Father Claude to the boy, "no worse fate could befall us for he preys ever upon the clergy, and when drunk as he now is, he murders his victims.
I did my best to prepare myself for every emergency that could happen; I tried to arm myself beforehand against every possible accident that could befall me.
To cross thirty or one hundred seventy-five has been, as you know, the direst calamity that could befall a naval commander.
And should a great injustice befall you, then do quickly five small ones besides.
Whatever befalls, God will be there: love to me, and in time that will be joy.
WHAT a sad, lonely sight Superlamb Banana is these days I was driving past the statue on my way to work this morning and couldn't help but feel that he has been isolated on Chavasse Park and should be moved to a better home before any ill fate befalls him.
This is the game's subtle way of justifying any mayhem that befalls them.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
It would be sadly ironic if the same scenario that befalls the corn producer year in and year out -- increased production as a response to good prices -- plays itself out in an industry created to provide relief to that very problem.