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 Meanings and Examples of BEFALL
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befall
 v.  happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
Classic Sentence:
1  Be this as it may, certain it is that such warnings are given, and that always after them new and strange disasters befall nations.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LVI.
2  If we note well the course of human affairs, we shall often find things come about and accidents befall, against which it seems to be the will of Heaven that men should not provide.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIX.
3  Such are the evils that befall when you withhold arms from your subjects; and this course is attended by the still greater disadvantage, that the closer an enemy presses you the weaker he finds you.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
4  As to the mischances which may befall, since these are unforeseen, they can only be instanced by examples which may make men more cautious.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
5  But beware of the future, lest a worse thing befall thee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
6  Some great misfortune will befall you if you do.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
7  Whatever it might be, it was perfectly clear that there was no possible use in my resisting, and that I could only wait to see what might befall.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
8  Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  Now that he was gone, he had moved about in daily dread and trembling, not knowing what might befall him next.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  It is a misfortune which may befall anyone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
11  Therefore gather together your effects, and waste not a moment, lest worse befall you.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
12  And His will is governed only by infinite love for us, and so whatever befalls us is for our good.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  Bad luck may befall to anyone at any time.
2  Audiences continued to respond to the warnings of the disaster which would befall were this rule not respected.
3  We shall never leave you, whatever befalls.