Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of happen.

Etymologies

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happen +‎ -eth

Examples

  • 'O master, a strange thing happeneth in the igloo of Neewak, the shaman; wherefore we are lost, and we have neither worn the warm furs nor tasted the good tobacco, what of your madness for the molasses and flour.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • Ecclesiastes told us that time and chance happeneth to all, but we easily forget.

    Knowing What Isn't So

  • I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Unpredictability of Quarterbacks

  • It so happeneth that the fish of the water and the beasts of the forest bring forth after their kind.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

  • To put his thoughts in the style of Ecclesiastes: As it happeneth to the right-winger, so it happeneth even to me.

    Monster of Marriage

  • "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

    DK Matai: Underwater Dirty 'Black Gold' Volcano: Unprecedented Environmental Emergency

  • Ecclesiastes 9: 11: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

    Assessing Causality

  • Ecclesiastes 9:11 "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

    Too many smart people?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Here is the original version from the King James Bible:I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • O King, divide your men into four bodies and encompass with them the camp of the Infidels; then, in the middle of the Night, let them cry out, saying, ‘God is Most Great!’ and withdraw and watch what happeneth among the tribes of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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