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Byfall vs. Befall

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Byfallnoun

A falling about; an incidental accessory or accretion; a happenstance; occurrence; instance.

Befallverb

(transitive) To fall upon; fall all over; overtake

‘At dusk an unusual calm befalls the wetlands.’;

Byfallnoun

A fall of water, usually lesser in size, near to or beside a larger, more predominant waterfall.

Befallverb

(intransitive) To happen.

Befallverb

(transitive) To happen to.

‘Temptation befell me.’;

Befallverb

To fall.

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Befallnoun

Case; instance; circumstance; event; incident; accident.

Befallverb

To happen to.

‘I beseech your grace that I may knowThe worst that may befall me.’;

Befallverb

To come to pass; to happen.

‘I have revealed . . . the discord which befell.’;

Befallverb

become of; happen to;

‘He promised that no harm would befall her’; ‘What has become of my children?’;

Befallverb

happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance;

‘It happens that today is my birthday’; ‘These things befell’;

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