Examples of upon in a Sentence
He carefully placed the vase upon the table.
They built their city upon a cliff overlooking the sea.
She was seated upon a throne.
an assault upon traditional values
She was admitted to his office immediately upon her arrival.
That kind of behavior is frowned upon.
Recent Examples of upon from the Web
Fashion lovers, prepare for your eyes to water and your jaw to drop tonight because the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards are once again upon us.
Graduation season is upon us, which means a new class of graduates has been ejected from the sweet cocoons of their universities into the unforgiving real world.
Memorial Day is behind us, summer lies ahead of us, and the zodiac’s twin time is upon us.
Once upon a time not that long ago, there was a reality program on Lifetime called Roseanne’s Nuts.
Idaho First Volunteers pass by the review stand on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California, upon returning from the Philippine-American War in 1899.
Hess took it upon himself to get out of the fifth when a leadoff walk to Smith quickly led to a base runner on third on a balk call and a pickoff throw that went through Jonathan Schoop at second for an error.
As a result, women are forced to carry to term and travel to the UK to have the birth induced — sometimes receiving their remains in a bag in the post upon their return to Ireland.
The sense of raggedness exhibited by the band upon their return from an Australian tour opening for The Who is quite palpable in the mix as well.
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UPON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upon for English Language Learners
—used to say that someone or something is very close or has arrived
—used to emphasize something that is repeated many times
UPON Defined for Kids
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