happen along

idiom

variants or happen by
US, literary + old-fashioned
: to come to or by a place by chance
He was about to leave when his old girlfriend happened by.

Examples of happen along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What will happen along the interstates leading to the bridge? The Enquirer, 21 Aug. 2023 Pivots can happen along the way as your project changes, and that’s OK. Mary Shores, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Many misunderstandings may happen along the way, especially as data travels across departments. Adi Polak, Forbes, 26 May 2022 When Auburn University sophomore Bryce Albert and his buddies headed to Palm Beach last week, his mom worried about the hours-long drive and all that could happen along the way. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 26 Mar. 2021 Did all that happen along with a big increase in the national debt? James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, 10 Oct. 2020 Samantha Hopkins of the University of Oregon points out that more digs happen along her state's paved roads than along dirt ones. Katie Peek, Scientific American, 19 Jan. 2021 According to the outlet, more than 90 percent of all earthquakes on the planet happen along this ring. Justin Klawans, The Week, 8 Mar. 2023 Sometimes, accidents happen along the way. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 17 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Happen along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happen%20along. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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