happen upon

[ hap-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF happen upon

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We follow him to see how he will wake Francis Raven, and what will happen upon that.

The adventurer with a pickaxe in Washoe may happen upon like good fortune.

One must be told by some one, one can't just happen upon it by oneself.

There is Kimberley, Ramathlabama, and Buluwayo—what is to happen upon the western frontier?

The artist was so careful to cling closely to contemporary conventions that sometimes we happen upon very amusing compromises.

The book is now rare, but this statement will serve as a warning to those who may happen upon the first edition.

Beyond Woolaston, in an outlying nook of the county, we happen upon the fine old Jacobean mansion called Braggington.

Here we happen upon a church which, though restored about thirty years ago, retains many points of interest to the antiquary.

How many times had he wished he might happen upon that Pitcher just as he was now, in street clothes—to look at him, study him!

We happen upon them not only in the modified Colonial structures, but in houses in every period of architecture.

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