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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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It is probable, however, that to this fact I owe my life and the remarkable experiences and adventures which befell me during the following ten years.
He called from the ship to his comrade Patroclus, who heard him in the tent and came out looking like Mars himself--here indeed was the beginning of the ill that presently befell him.
evil befell him," and here her wicked eyes glinted.
Then he strolled to the platform where they were at cudgel play, for he loved a bout at quarterstaff as he loved meat and drink; and here befell an adventure that was sung in ballads throughout the mid-country for many a day.
I never see it played without thinking of Tara of Helium and what befell her among the chessmen of Barsoom.
An occurrence which befell during one of the boy's earlier visits to his new friend rather decided the latter that no arguments he could bring to bear could ever overcome the bald fact that to this very belief of the boy's, and his ability to back it up with acts, the good father owed a great deal, possibly his life.
While I was still hard at work sharpening my faculties and disciplining my energies in this way, an accident befell the doctor, on the possibility of which I had not dared to calculate, even in my most hopeful moments.
If my memory serves me the disasters which overtook the Majority of this honourable body always befell when it was the Minority's deal.
Now it befell that at this time there was a right good king in Denmark.
And of all that afterward befell Havelok and Goldboru, of how they went to Denmark and overcame the traitor there, and received the kingdom; and of how they returned again to England, and of how Godrich was punished, you must read for yourselves in the book of Havelok the Dane.
The Coldwater was fully equipped for two months' patrolling--the ordinary length of assignment to this service--and a month had already passed, its monotony entirely unrelieved by sight of another craft, when the first of our misfortunes befell.
My only regret is that, in view of what befell us, it had been necessary to bring the three brave fellows who manned the boat.
CDATA[ The concept of removing all Jews from a certain region, brings back the worst memories of the tragedy that befell the Jewish people in World War II.
Ahmadi-nejad said, "The fate that befell Bush--and it was a very bad fate--can be viewed as a lesson for most people that want to impose their will on the world.
On its face, Proposition 90 would protect Californians from the fate that befell 15 homeowners in Connecticut last year when the U.