chance upon

[ chans, chahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF chance upon

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHANCE UPON

I didn't that night chance upon Cornelius till I had had it out with the girl.

But presently he will chance upon some tome whose appeal is irresistible.

She had been doing just this until her eyes had fallen by chance upon this Chinaman.

On my return to Larnaka I had the luck to chance upon some dear friends, with whom I supped.

But I know that there is no chance upon this earth to see again the one you love.

Yet when one does chance upon a spring, it is apt to be a strikingly beautiful one.

We have also arranged that nobody else will chance upon what we have discovered.

I came by chance upon a copy of “In Memoriam,” then just published anonymously.

If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me.

I 'd not go bail for his preferring your interests to his own, but as times go, you might chance upon worse.

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