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synonyms for happens

  • appear
  • arise
  • arrive
  • crop up
  • develop
  • fall
  • go on
  • hit
  • materialize
  • meet
  • pass
  • result
  • take effect
  • take place
  • transpire
  • befall
  • betide
  • bump
  • chance
  • down
  • ensue
  • eventuate
  • follow
  • issue
  • light
  • proceed
  • recur
  • shake
  • smoke
  • spring
  • stumble
  • supervene
  • be found
  • become a fact
  • become known
  • become of
  • come about
  • come after
  • come into being
  • come into existence
  • come off
  • luck
  • present itself
  • stumble upon
  • turn out
  • turn up
  • what goes

antonyms for happens

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  • cease
  • disappear
  • fail
  • halt
  • lose
  • stop
  • precede
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How to use happens in a sentence

Any exaggeration into which a feeling of indignation happens to betray the accuser is instantly pounced upon.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
They generally give the impression that they don't even know who happens to be the President of the moment.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It's easy for a prisoner t' slip a note to a friend that happens t' be mountin' guard.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
If God is all wise, and knows all that happens, will He not know what is for man's good better than man can tell Him?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
What joker thought that would be a good name for an exploring ship I can't imagine, but it always happens that way.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
You thrust an unprotected young girl out of your house, because she happens to be dear to me!
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Otherwise the pipes will speak a harmonic instead of the sound intended—as, indeed, frequently happens.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
If it so happens that you can insidiously mould a new party meanwhile, so much the better.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It rarely if ever happens, however, that the refuse offered for sale as a manure is pure.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
It often happens that two chasms converging separate a rock from the cliff.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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