Definitions for fall upon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

Wiktionary

  1. fall upon(Verb)

    To fall on; to experience; to suffer.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    For my tears fall upon them, the blood of life awakens them.

  2. Agnes Repplier:

    In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.

  3. Kosuke Morita:

    For over seven years we continued to search for data conclusively identifying element 113, but we just never saw another event. I was not prepared to give up, however, as I believed that one day, if we persevered, luck would fall upon us again, now that we have conclusively demonstrated the existence of element 113, we plan to look to the uncharted territory of element 119 and beyond.

  4. Chad Michael Murray:

    Over the course of a few days they are in need of shelter and water and supplies to get across the border so they can run for freedom and be done and they fall upon this home; and basically what goes on inside this home is far more disturbing than anything they could have done. It is kind of that coming age tale of a man and redemption. because I think it’s America! It’s one of those things where we have that, you know, that defines us as a country.

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