befall


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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

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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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'History has proved that the Hindu community comprises of upright citizens and the provincial government will not let any injustice befall them,' the chief minister vowed.
The raid by unidentified men is the latest problem to befall the beleaguered federation, which was suspended last year by FIFA for political meddling in the association's affairs.
Like the uncontrollable funeral giggles that befall the book's protagonist during her fathers burial, Jokes and the Unconscious straddles that all-too-thin line between life's humor and its horrors.
It's a warning that youngsters need to be aware of the dangers that can befall them when playing outside in the long days of summer.
If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident--the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society."
But it was not enough to tabulate the offenses wrought by the British Crown, or to offer gruesome (and plausible) warnings of the fate that would befall Americans were they to lose their bid for independence.
They argue that the cost of proactively implementing those practices will be much less expensive than the litigation, regulatory penalties, loss of consumer confidence and trust, damaged reputation, and loss of market share that will likely befall businesses that tail to appreciate the importance of safeguarding personal information and that do not modify their business practices to achieve privacy compliance.
Experts had predicted such a fate would befall the 700-ton, 40foot-high stone profile as part of the natural cycle of freezing and thawing.
But that's exactly the fate that could soon befall Carlos Pellegrini unless an environmental calamity is sidestepped.
Dr Wiseman says that by using a few basic principles people create their own good fortune - they act on gut feelings, they maximise opportunities and they go through life expecting good fortune to befall them.
In the effort to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, the OAS created the Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction to mitigate or prevent the effects of natural calamities that befall the Americas.
A similar fate may befall our own galaxy, which is expected to collide with Andromeda, its nearest spiral neighbor, several billion years from now.
COUNTRYSIDE: I agree some preparations are always needed for all the unexpected things that befall us nearly every day in life, i.e., ice and snow storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, not to mention lost wages due to illness, company downsizing, etc.
A similar fate will necessarily befall some of the new branches of the injection molding evolutionary tree.
His account of the relations of monarchs and the aristocrats stresses the honors and grants that kings and queens bestowed on favored nobles, and the confiscation and exile that could befall those nobles who lost that favor.