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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Befall  \Be*fall"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Befell};  p.  p.  {Befallen};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Befalling}.]  [AS.  befeallan  pref.  be-  + 
  feallan  to  fall.] 
  To  happen  to 
 
  I  beseech  your  grace  that  I  may  know  The  worst  that  may 
  befall  me  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Befall  \Be*fall"\,  v.  i. 
  To  come  to  pass;  to  happen. 
 
  I  have  revealed  .  .  .  the  discord  which  befell. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  befall 
  v  1:  become  of  happen  to  "He  promised  that  no  harm  would  befall 
  her";  "What  has  become  of  my  children?"  [syn:  {bechance}, 
  {betide}] 
  2:  happen,  occur,  or  be  the  case  in  the  course  of  events  or  by 
  chance;  "It  happens  that  today  is  my  birthday";  "These 
  things  befell"  Santayana  [syn:  {happen},  {bechance}] 




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