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.
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Murray was struggling to avoid bankruptcy — a fate that had befallen several other coal mining companies already, given the slump in demand for their product and the rise of natural gas, solar and wind energy.
By the turn of the century, the industry had collapsed and Pittsburgh became a prime example of what could befall a city that did not enact and enforce strict environmental policies.
In the episode, most major leaguers hired by the evil Mr. Burns to play for Springfield in the championship game vs. the Shelbyville Nuclear Plant are befallen by some odd fate.
Griffey’s cranial deformation was one of the cruel fates that befell almost all the major league stars in the episode.
Similar fates eventually befell other large tube systems, even as recently as 1984 when Paris stopped using its special-delivery postal pneumatic tube system, a casualty of the fax machine and electronic mail.
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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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