thrust on/upon

phrasal verb

thrust on/upon; thrusting on/upon; thrusts on/upon
: to force (someone) to have or accept (something)
Fame was thrust upon her.

Examples of thrust on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Da-hae is immediately ushered into the Bok family home and just as quickly thrust on Gwi-ju—who is still grieving the loss of his first wife by drinking and neglecting his daughter, I-na (Park So-yi). Geoffrey Bunting, TIME, 12 June 2024 Part of the mission of the early Cold War was to prove that the country’s artists, writers, and intellectuals were indeed ready for the global leadership that had been thrust upon them. Beverly Gage, Foreign Affairs, 14 Dec. 2021 Overall, Reddit users determined the bride was at fault, and her sister was justified in calling out the inconveniences thrust upon the wedding guests. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 The reality of the mayorship is that crises are often thrust upon the city. Peter Guest, WIRED, 26 Mar. 2024 And embrace the pressure, expectations and title-winning window that has been thrust upon them. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024 Aang is an adventurous and fun-loving 12-year-old who is constantly grappling with the burdens thrust upon him. EW.com, 17 Oct. 2023 Some of my favorite friendships are the ones that are thrust upon you. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The pair are thrust on a cross-country odyssey through what's left of America, dodging human raiders, scavengers, and the vicious Infected. Nick Romano, EW.com, 22 June 2023

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“Thrust on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrust%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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