Upon in a sentence

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Definition of Upon

  • On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.

How to use upon in a sentence. Upon pronunciation.

Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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All but one," said he, "and that is my own, for it was his mind upon Soolsby the drunken chair-maker.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
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I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
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Ebn Ezra Bey had gone upon his own business to Fazougli, the tropical Siberia of Egypt, to liberate, by order of Prince Kaid,-and at a high price-a relative banished there.
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As he made his way down the hillside again he fell to thinking upon all Faith had written.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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Into Nahoum's mind there flashed the words of an Arab teacher, "There is no refuge from God but God Himself," and he found himself blindly wondering, even as he felt Kaid's hand upon his beard and listened to the honeyed words, what manner of death was now preparing for him, and what death of his own contriving should intervene.
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Once more Kaid laid a gentle hand upon Nahoum's beard.
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Then, with a complacent look upon them all, he slowly left the room by the door out of which David and Kaid had first passed.
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Upon the walls hung weapons of every kind-from a polished dagger of Toledo to a Damascus blade, suits of chain armour, long-handled, two-edged Arab swords, pistols which had been used in the Syrian wars of Ibrahim, lances which had been taken from the Druses at Palmyra, rude battle-axes from the tribes of the Soudan, and neboots of dom-wood which had done service against Napoleon at Damietta.
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England rushed back upon him-the love of those at home; of his father, the only father he had ever known; of Faith, the only mother or sister he had ever known; of old John Fairley; the love of the woods and the hills where he had wandered came upon him.
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There was work to do in England, work too little done-the memory of the great meeting at Heddington flashed upon him.
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It came upon the button of a spring.
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Before he could move forward or raise his arm, however, David struck him a blow in the neck which flung him upon a square marble pedestal intended for a statue.
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His look was fastened now upon the door by which the Prince Pasha would enter, now upon the door through which he had passed to the rescue of the English girl, whom he had seen drive off safely with her maid.
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She had laid her hand upon his shoulder with an agonised impulse.
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David's life had suddenly come upon problems for which his whole past was no preparation.
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Examples of Upon

Example #1
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
Example #2
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #3
God save him from the heathen sword that slew his uncle.
Example #4
He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
Example #5
When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
Example #6
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.