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The assurance of Edmund's being so soon to take orders, coming upon her like a blow that had been suspended, and still hoped uncertain and at a distance, was felt with resentment and mortification.
When speaking of uninviting objects, I mean those which do not pass from one sensation to the opposite; inviting objects are those which do; in this latter case the sense coming upon the object, whether at a distance or near, gives no more vivid idea of anything in particular than of its opposite.
What I mean is, that he is subject to a kind of paroxysm, or fit--I saw him in it once--and I don't know but that so great a surprise, coming upon him direct from me whom he is so wrapped up in, might bring it on perhaps.
The territory is grossing $208,000 in revenues through the end of July, & coming upon the heart of hurricane season.
Another ice age coming upon the world, and many of us doubt it's even a threat.
We are always coming upon sets of crutches, walking sticks and glasses that people leave behind.
I can always count on coming upon piles of dog excrement and just as often the little "bagged" piles.
What he isn't ready for is coming upon the snake himself.
As Khan explains it to his students, celebrating Ramadan is like coming upon a bottomless pot of gold.
The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is coming upon its golden anniversary--50 years strong
While some "faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world," believers are encouraged to "stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
After coming upon the crumbling figurehead of the Caledonia in the Morwenstow cemetery, the author follows his curiosity about the wreck in local lore, the writings of the vicar R.