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Definitions of befall

  1. To happen or occur to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To fall upon or happen to: to betide. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To occur or happen to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To come to pass; to happen. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Come to pass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To happen to; to come to pass. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Befalling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Befallen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Befell. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for befall

  1. " No," said the other three, " this being the abode of some Great Spirit, you may have some accident befall you for taking what is not yours." – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  2. On the other hand, if the leap of the horse was short, practically certain death must befall both animal and rider. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
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