Examples of befall in a Sentence
It's sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
The drought was only one of many hardships to befall the small country.
Recent Examples of befall from the Web
But what sort of evil befell them, and why, had remained shrouded in secrecy.
Despite a record-breaking amount of rainfall Tuesday, Indianapolis escaped most of the troubles that befell other areas of Central Indiana and the state.
Complicating matters are the attitudes of his traditional Muslim parents -- followed by a mystery illness that befalls his new love.
Complaining about a court assignment unworthy of a Grand Slam champion, Ostapenko has won her first two matches, making a statement given all that has befallen her over the last month.
Cholera is only the latest tragedy to befall Yemen.
On the first pitch, LSU head coach Paul Manieri started the runner at first, hoping to stay out of the same fate that befell his team one inning earlier.
And nothing in her life presaged the troubles that would befall her years later.
Each of the 7th Ward siblings is charged with armed robbery with a firearm and attempted second-degree murder in connection with what befell Hanrahan in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street about 5:40 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2015.
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BEFALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of befall for English Language Learners
of something bad or unpleasant : to happen to (someone or something)
BEFALL Defined for Kids
Definition of befall for Students
: to happen to … they would not have known about the good fortune which befell us … — Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins
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