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To happen, transpire, or take place
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“It won't happen overnight, but it will happen.”
(happen to) To become of
“I fear what should happen to our finances if we do show greater prudence with our expenses.”
To come about by chance
“I would happen to be in Montreal while the annual jazz festival was being held.”
(happen on or upon) To find or come across by chance
“I was starving and broke, and as if by divine intervention, I would happen upon a ten-dollar bill that someone had dropped on the street.”
To come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
Come back again
To occur or be found
Continue or persevere
Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty
“And not the least of the horror is that the rest of the world stood by and let it happen.”
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