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 Meanings and Examples of UPON
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
upon
 prep.  on
 prep.  to say that someone or something is very close or has arrived
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I followed, however, with many other officers who were in the same situation as myself, and succeeded in reaching Candahar in safety, where I found my regiment, and at once entered upon my new duties.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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2  Had he discovered a gold mine, greater delight could not have shone upon his features.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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3  Criminal cases are continually hinging upon that one point.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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4  His linen or clothes are examined, and brownish stains discovered upon them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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5  So desirable in every way were the apartments, and so moderate did the terms seem when divided between us, that the bargain was concluded upon the spot, and we at once entered into possession.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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6  My health forbade me from venturing out unless the weather was exceptionally genial, and I had no friends who would call upon me and break the monotony of my daily existence.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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7  He had himself, in reply to a question, confirmed Stamford's opinion upon that point.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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8  Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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9  He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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10  I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well-informed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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11  After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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12  I see that I have alluded above to his powers upon the violin.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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13  There are marks of blood in the room, but there is no wound upon his person.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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14  As for myself, I was silent, for the dull weather and the melancholy business upon which we were engaged, depressed my spirits.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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15  The latter looked out with three tiers of vacant melancholy windows, which were blank and dreary, save that here and there a "To Let" card had developed like a cataract upon the bleared panes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
Example Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
16  Lying rides upon debt's back.
17  A good book is a best friend who never turns his back upon us.
18  The fault of the ass must not be laid upon the packsaddle.
19  Bunbury flopped down upon the bed and rested his tired feet.
20  He descanted endlessly upon the wonders of his trip.
21  Change lays not her hand upon truth.
22  Knowledge is of two kinds, we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
23  If you lie upon roses when young, you'll lie upon thorns when old.
24  One lie needs seven lies to wait upon it.
25  Don't look upon the vessel, but upon that which it contains.
26  All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
27  In a complex world,to insist upon simplicity is foolish.
28  Great winds blow upon high hills.
29  Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; he who would search for pearls must dive below.
30  Let not the sun go down upon thy wrath.