- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of befall.
“In that way Lydgate put the question -- not quite in the way required by the awaiting answer; but such missing of the right word befalls many seekers.”
“It was rolled, watered and attended to with an assiduity such as befalls few spots of ground in the world.”
“His extraordinary freshness of spirit easily carried Arnold, Herbert Spencer, myself, and afterwards many others, high over an occasional crudity or haste in judgment such as befalls the best of us in ardent hours.”
“His death, however, had not been like that of an ordinary man; it was not Namtaru, the spirit of fate, who had taken him, nor a misfortune such as befalls ordinary men, but”
“Given health and strength, he might perhaps continue to hold his own in this merciless conflict; perhaps, only; but what if some accident, such as befalls this man or that in every moment of time, threw him among the weaklings?”
“Carmichael had a sudden revulsion of feeling, such as befalls emotional and ill-disciplined natures when they are disappointed and mortified.”
“The negative side of the each of us being responsible for all that befalls us is that no one else has to take responsibility.”
“Then in the spring of 1965 tragedy befalls the Rivers, but the tragedy does finally bring a dog into Danny's life.”
“A series of tragedies befalls the Chhungs, and Sophy is quick to declare them part of "God's plan.”
““No harm befalls the righteous”—in what world did the author of those words live?”
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