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synonyms for befell

  • ensue
  • materialize
  • transpire
  • action
  • bechance
  • betide
  • break
  • chance
  • cook
  • develop
  • fall
  • follow
  • gel
  • go
  • hap
  • happen
  • jell
  • occur
  • shake
  • smoke
  • supervene
  • come down
  • come off
  • come to pass
  • cook up a storm
  • cook with gas
  • fall out
  • go down
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antonyms for befell

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  • stay
  • stop
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How to use befell in a sentence

The study highlights issues that befell a few of these nations.
MEASLES HAS COME BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARSAIMEE CUNNINGHAMNOVEMBER 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A double dose of misfortune befell Virginia Tech in the opening minutes, starting with cornerback Brion Murray getting caught out of position on a double move from Yarbrough for a 32-yard touchdown reception that began the scoring.
AN ILL-TIMED TIMEOUT COSTS VIRGINIA TECH A TD AND A WIN AGAINST NO. 25 LIBERTYGENE WANGNOVEMBER 7, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In an interview earlier this year, she reflected on the dizzying instant stardom that once befell Miss Americas — a journey more heady than most of today’s reality TV stars would ever know, she noted, but just as fleeting.
LEANZA CORNETT, MISS AMERICA WHO WAS CRUSADING AIDS ACTIVIST, DIES AT 49AMY ARGETSINGEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The turmoil that would befall the country, let alone the economy and the financial markets, in such a situation would be a nightmare that should concentrate the minds of business leaders regardless of party or ideology.
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The same fate will befall the National Football League in September if it doesn’t drastically reimagine its protocol for a return to play.
THE NFL SEASON WILL BE A DISASTER IF IT DOESN’T CHANGE COURSEADAM EPSTEINJULY 27, 2020QUARTZ
In this depraved state of mind he arrived at Perpignan, where that befell him which I am about to relate.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The sudden destruction which befell them was due in the main to the devotion of these two young heroes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Nothing befell us that night as we took shelter in the open grounds outside of the city.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Ten days since it befell that Moslem corsairs landed by night at Cefalu, and stormed your father's castle.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
It was the winter before these things befell that the battle with the Jomsborg vikings was fought in Hiorungavag.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
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