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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Happened, especially as if by fate.

Usage examples (33)
  • Sweet are the uses of adversity! even such as befell the egg symbolised by Humpty-Dumpty: --
  • In the ordinary scenes of ordinary life, such as befell her during her visit to Fawn Court, she could not acquit herself well.
  • "And why should she not try to save her lad from capture or ambuscade such as befell the Hessian commissary with the provisions that you --"
  • The ant will never know what fate befell its king­dom. for more
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