Definitions of Befallen

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Usage examples for Befallen

  1. How then could Springhaven, which never had feared any enemies, or even neighbours, depart from its habits, while still an eye- witness of what had befallen the Frenchman? – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. He waited, apparently for some answer- but it came not, and he continued: " I am going because there has befallen me a great trouble, which, while I stay here, I cannot get free from or overcome. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. There we will leave him, and see what had befallen Sid; for his adventures were more exciting than Hugh's, though all seemed plain sailing when he started. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  4. What a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  5. The two letters made quite a packet; for, in the letter to his beloved Rosa, he told her everything that had befallen him. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  6. 6 When St. Mary saw them, she spake to the girl who was their companion, saying, Go and inquire of them, what is the matter with them, and what misfortune has befallen them? – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  7. Thy cousin hath worried lest some ill had befallen thee. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  8. No greater misfortune could have befallen Rome. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  9. They hailed the event with cheers, and their looks seemed to indicate that some piece of immense and unexpected good fortune had befallen each individual. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  10. Yet the word " amusement" seems out of place, no one in the Province having much heart to amuse themselves, for the great snow storm of August, 1867, had just taken place, and we were in the first days of bewilderment at the calamity which had befallen us all. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  11. He spoke as though he could hardly believe some piece of great good fortune which had befallen him. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  12. He had been strongly worked upon by the events that had recently befallen him, and could not but think that there was some connexion between his present situation and his last night's dream. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  13. But you know what a terrible thing has befallen her. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. Have you heard of the cruel accident, the misfortune that has befallen your elder daughter? – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. Then he was alarmed and thought, " A great misfortune must have befallen my brother, but perhaps I can still save him, for half the knife is still bright." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  16. And now that this sudden and unexpected reverse had befallen Marston, he could do nothing for their relief. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  17. The King was struck all of a heap by the sight, and knew not what had befallen him. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  18. I must go to the Tuileries and find out what has befallen their Majesties and then I will return. – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  19. He was gone, and Barbara, her head upon her lover's shoulder and her sweet eyes filled with tears of joy and gratitude, was beginning to tell him everything that had befallen her when suddenly they heard a loud cough outside the tent. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  20. Then, as they travelled down the mountain side in the fresh cool night air, she told him of all that had befallen since he had been hauled to his mysterious and awful doom. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford