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came upon

verb as in happen upon

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Finally, as the sun was about to set, she came upon a little cottage that belonged to seven dwarfs.

The sweep team was leading the way when it came upon an unattended red car parked along the route.

A couple years ago, I was walking one weekday morning down Court Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and came upon Robin Williams.

On June 5, a highway worker cutting an overgrown patch along a road in Geneva, Wisconsin, came upon a pair of discarded suitcases.

In a third-floor bedroom, Rafie came upon 28-year-old Arash Farazmand, formerly of the Free Keys, now with the Yellow Dogs.

Outside the hotel he came upon the two sisters sitting on a bench and drinking coffee.

And now, escaped from her room, even at this height there came upon him again the hot sluggishness of London.

And they sought out all iniquities, till vengeance came upon them, and put an end to all their sins.

They climbed another dune, and came upon the great gray sea at low tide.

We came upon the buffaloes unexpectedly, and at the first shot Pearson dropped one dead—shot through the heart.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to come upon, such as: bump into, come across, chance, encounter, and meet.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.