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Now I begin to be a disciple... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.
Ignatius of Antioch

Meaning of "come upon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COME UPON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COME UPON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Come upon is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb come upon in English.

WHAT DOES COME UPON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of come upon in the English dictionary

The definition of come upon in the dictionary is to meet or encounter unexpectedly.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COME UPON

PRESENT

Present
I come upon
you come upon
he/she/it comes upon
we come upon
you come upon
they come upon
Present continuous
I am coming upon
you are coming upon
he/she/it is coming upon
we are coming upon
you are coming upon
they are coming upon
Present perfect
I have come upon
you have come upon
he/she/it has come upon
we have come upon
you have come upon
they have come upon
Present perfect continuous
I have been coming upon
you have been coming upon
he/she/it has been coming upon
we have been coming upon
you have been coming upon
they have been coming upon
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I came upon
you came upon
he/she/it came upon
we came upon
you came upon
they came upon
Past continuous
I was coming upon
you were coming upon
he/she/it was coming upon
we were coming upon
you were coming upon
they were coming upon
Past perfect
I had come upon
you had come upon
he/she/it had come upon
we had come upon
you had come upon
they had come upon
Past perfect continuous
I had been coming upon
you had been coming upon
he/she/it had been coming upon
we had been coming upon
you had been coming upon
they had been coming upon
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will come upon
you will come upon
he/she/it will come upon
we will come upon
you will come upon
they will come upon
Future continuous
I will be coming upon
you will be coming upon
he/she/it will be coming upon
we will be coming upon
you will be coming upon
they will be coming upon
Future perfect
I will have come upon
you will have come upon
he/she/it will have come upon
we will have come upon
you will have come upon
they will have come upon
Future perfect continuous
I will have been coming upon
you will have been coming upon
he/she/it will have been coming upon
we will have been coming upon
you will have been coming upon
they will have been coming upon
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would come upon
you would come upon
he/she/it would come upon
we would come upon
you would come upon
they would come upon
Conditional continuous
I would be coming upon
you would be coming upon
he/she/it would be coming upon
we would be coming upon
you would be coming upon
they would be coming upon
Conditional perfect
I would have come upon
you would have come upon
he/she/it would have come upon
we would have come upon
you would have come upon
they would have come upon
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been coming upon
you would have been coming upon
he/she/it would have been coming upon
we would have been coming upon
you would have been coming upon
they would have been coming upon
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you come upon
we let´s come upon
you come upon
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to come upon
Past participle
come upon
Present Participle
coming upon
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COME UPON

come to grief
come to hand
come to life
come to light
come to light with
come to one´s knowledge
come to pass
come to rest
come to terms
come to the party
come to the surface
come unglued
come unstuck
come up
come up against
come up smiling
come up to
come up with
come what may
come with the first four ships

WORDS THAT END LIKE COME UPON

coupon
croupon
entry coupon
hereupon
international reply coupon
jupon
put upon
put-upon
ration coupon
reply coupon
set upon
thereupon
upon
whereupon
yaupon

Synonyms and antonyms of come upon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «come upon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COME UPON

Find out the translation of come upon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of come upon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «come upon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

临到
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vendrá sobre
570 millions of speakers

English

come upon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर आ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يأتي على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

постигло
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Descerá sobre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আসো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

venir sur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Datang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

stoßen auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

時来る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시 온
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xông vào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यावर येतात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rastlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scenderà su di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zstąpi na
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спіткало
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

veni peste
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έρχονται κατόπιν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op kom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

komma över
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

komme over
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of come upon

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COME UPON»

The term «come upon» is regularly used and occupies the 58.659 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COME UPON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «come upon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «come upon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about come upon

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COME UPON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word come upon.
1
Catherine Drinker Bowen
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
2
Connie Chung
Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth - by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene.
3
Black Elk
And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me.
4
Jerry Gillies
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
5
Ignatius of Antioch
Now I begin to be a disciple... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.
6
Miranda July
An erratum is a correction inserted into a book after publication. It's a nice thing to collect because you can't go after them, you just come upon them. In 25 years I've only found about 12.
7
Anne Lamott
I try to write the books I would love to come upon that are honest, concerned with real lives, human hearts, spiritual transformation, families, secrets, wonder, craziness - and that can make me laugh.
8
Livy
The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.
9
Peter Marshall
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
10
Alfred Noyes
St. Luke again associates St. John with St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COME UPON»

Discover the use of come upon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to come upon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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"Let Your Peace Come Upon It": Healing and Peace in Matthew ...
Father Ridgway concludes by discussing implications of his findings for peoples of antiquity and the modern world, both Christian and non-Christian.
John K. Ridgway, 1999
2
Reading Jewish Religious Texts
Like many kinnot, this one was crafted to be recited as a litany, with alternating congregational responses of “Alas” (Hebrew: oy) and “Alas, what is come upon us!” The emotional impact of such litanies can be quite powerful when recited by a ...
Eliezer Segal, 2012
3
Thy Kingdom Come
The tribulation and the subsequent "desolation" are to come upon Jerusalem and its inhabitants (verse 20). When we go to the Old Testament, which was the only written Word of God at that time, and look for prophecies of vengeance to come ...
Harold L. Patterson, 2008
4
The Apostle Paul: An Introduction to His Writings and Teaching
Romans 11:25-26 says, "A hardening has come upon part of Israel until the full number of the Gentiles may come in, and thus all of Israel will be saved." I Thess 2:16 holds the statement to which some object. The RSV translates, "But God's ...
Marion L. Soards, 1987
5
Through Minds' Eyes
Then the word again came to me. The end shall come upon all corners of the earth. The end is upon the earth, and all will be judged according to their ways. No one will be spared from judgment for your actions upon the earth will be judged.
Ryan J. Hite, 2013
6
Earth-Moving Prayers: Pray Until Miracle Happens
Anointing of an overcomer, come upon my life now, in the name of Jesus. Anointing of fire and power come upon my life now, in the name of Jesus. Pentecostal anointing, come upon my life now, in the name of Jesus. Undefeatable anointing ...
Timothy Atunnise, 2013
7
A new family Bible: containing Old and New Testaments
MOREO\'ER, the word of the LORD _ came unto me, saying, 2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Loan God unto the land of Israel, An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land. 3 Now is the end come upon thee,and I will send ...
Matthew Henry, Ezekiel Blomfield, 1808
8
An Exposition of the Old and New Testament. In Six Volumes ...
Note, The threatenings are warnings; what we are told will come upon impenitent finners, is designed to awaken us to beware lest it do come upon us. Now the prophecy referred to we have, Hab. i. 5. wherectthe destruction os the sewish ...
‎1791
9
The royal dictionary abridged in two parts: I. French and ...
To come upon, Surprendre* To come upon one with Force, Fondre fur quelqu'un* 35* AfuddenFear came upon him, Une crainte Jubile le faifit. (£5* When the l it comes J upon me, Lcrs que I'accez me prend, lorfque mon accez vient* (£5* I ...
Abel Boyer, 1728
10
The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to ...
But now these two things shall come upon thee in one day, widowhood and the loss of children : they shall come upon thee suddenly in thy sorcery, in the strength of thine enchantments mightily, in the hope of thy fornication. For thou hast said ...
Alexander Roberts, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COME UPON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term come upon is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A look at the '12 religious freedom grenades' launched by the …
But if they find ways to explain their beliefs with reason, kindness and love and cheerfully but resolutely endure the indignities that come upon ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
2
From tattoos to diving with sharks, these super fans are obsessed
"It's funny to see other people's reactions" who come upon a shark, Houston said, recalling a trip to the Florida Keys. "There were four blacktips ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Hot cars, children and pets don't mix
SO WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU HAPPEN TO COME UPON A CHILD OR PET UNATTENDED IN A CAR. “IF YOU SEE A CHILD IN A ... «CKWS, Jul 15»
4
Coyote sighting information not intended to alarm Whitpain …
If you are walking on a trail or in a park and come upon a coyote, do not be aggressive toward the animal. If a coyote is standing its ground, ... «Montgomery Newspapers, Jul 15»
5
Bicycle riders, show walkers your best manners
•Barb from Port Huron: “Just wanted to remind bicyclists and also runners when you come upon a walker, please announce that you're coming. «Port Huron Times Herald, Jul 15»
6
Creating islands on coral reefs
“You are traveling along in open ocean waters, then you come upon a place where the waves are breaking, then everything beyond the reef is ... «Bend Bulletin, Jul 15»
7
'True Detective' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: The White Mask
In a wallop to the head of a metaphor of the measure of a man, we learn that Frank can't get his wife pregnant when we come upon them in a ... «Alice @ 97.3, Jul 15»
8
Joshua Tree National Park
With monsoonal weather in the California desert, you just might come upon one of the park's desert tortoises on roadways as they search out ... «National Parks Traveler, Jul 15»
9
United States vs. Japan: Key Takeaways from Women's World Cup …
Already 32 years of age, Lloyd may not come upon too many more opportunities to make her impact on the World Cup stage, so it was just as ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
10
Another view
... it set in motion hours upon hours of wading through thick woods, knocking on doors and remaining prepared to come upon either one or two ... «The Saratogian, Jul 15»

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