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stumbling upon

noun as in serendipity

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Stumbling upon a reported beheading in progress, an aspiring London rapper live-tweeted the attack.

But stumbling upon a film with four vibrant, fresh, funny female characters is cause for celebration.

Locating it would have been comparable to stumbling upon a solitary blade of grass, imbedded in ice at the South Pole.

I hadn't dreamed of stumbling upon anything like this when I started out to shadow Kestler.

I was always stumbling upon it in new combinations and unaccustomed places, and I never could get used to its vagaries.

"You cannot keep a secret, Mr. Hall," said she, stumbling upon him as she entered the drawing-room.

He never knew how near he came to stumbling upon the nest, before Bobby played that trick on him.


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On this page you'll find 174 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stumble upon, such as: bump into, discover, notice, uncover, unearth, and chance upon.

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