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Definitions of Upon

  1.   On.
  2.   On; not under; resting or being on the surface or top; relating to. To take upon, to assume.
  3.   On; resting on the top of; touching; as, upon the wall; situated on; judging from; as, upon safe evidence; belonging to; as, upon the committee; in a state of; as, upon sale; at the moment of; to or toward; relating to.
  4.   Same as ON.
  5.   Resting on the top or surface; not under; on; with respect to; near to; denoting situation; denoting assumption, as he took an office upon him; denoting time when, as upon the third day; thrown over the body, as clothes.
  6.   On; - used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.
  7.   On ( used. esp. after verbs of motion).

Quotes of Upon

  1. I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me. – Bea Arthur
  2. Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class. – Annie Besant
  3. It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon – Christian Nestell Bovee
  4. I am neither a free -trade man, willing to collect all the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people, nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection when the Government does not need the money. – Joseph E. Brown
  5. I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves. – George Byron
  6. For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven. – Edward Carpenter
  7. I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive. – Lord Chesterfield
  8. Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. – John Dryden
  9. The left -wing, which consists of armoured and motorized forces and has no enemy in front of it, will be stopped dead in its tracks upon direct order from the Fuhrer. – Franz Halder
  10. A man can look upon his life and accept it as good or evil; it is far, far harder for him to confess that it has been unimportant in the sum of things. – Murray Kempton
  11. I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them. – Pierre Loti
  12. All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union. They depend essentially and directly upon Him. Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in reciprocal dependence upon one another. – Nicolas Malebranche
  13. The function of the novelist... is to comment upon life as he sees it. – Frank Norris
  14. Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters. The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character, that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother. – Charles Perrault
  15. We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. – Philip Pullman

Usage examples for Upon

  1. So take care you are not too hard upon him; I'm going to take him up now." ” – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. By what right do you look down upon him? ” – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  3. And then Jorak was upon him. ” – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  4. It was a sight to look down upon – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  5. But one must allow she's been put upon – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  6. “ " Well, upon my word! ” – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Volume 1 by William Dean Howells
  7. Upon my life, you must, Sir. ” – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  8. The Ajetas were coming upon us, and there was no time to be lost. ” – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  9. We're all waiting upon you. ” – Terry's Trials and Triumphs by J. Macdonald Oxley
  10. “ I hope I am not hard upon Miss Chrysophrasia, but the fact is she is not- what shall I say? ” – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  11. Upon my soul, I would give you a better reason if I had one, but I have none. ” – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  12. Can she not wait upon herself? ” – Four Meetings by Henry James
  13. Do such things come upon people for doing wrong things, when they do not know they are wrong? ” – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  14. “ He's just upon us. ” – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  15. “ " You were very kind, Mr. Sherwood, to take so much trouble upon yourself," said Lawry. ” – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  16. Upon my soul, Miss Euphemia! ” – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  17. “ " I tell you it will be down upon us before very long," I heard him say. ” – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. Great Wotan looked upon his work. ” – Opera Stories from Wagner by Florence Akin
  19. “ " Upon my word," said I, " I have been here long enough." ” – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  20. “ " You have only looked in upon us. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson

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