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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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.
A more fitting tribute would be to secure the release of the three other Americans held by the regime before a similar tragedy befalls them, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded in a statement Monday.
Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency.
But when the Indians batted around off him with four doubles in a four-run fourth, Bundy fell victim to the big inning that has befallen so many other Orioles pitchers this year.
The same fate befell ITT Educational Services Inc. last year.
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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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