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BECH'ANCE, v.i. [be, by, and chance.] To befall; to happen to.
1: become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?" [syn: befall, bechance, betide] 2: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana) [syn: happen, befall, bechance]
verb Date: 1527 archaic befall Bechance Be*chance", adv. [Pref. be- for by + chance.] By chance; by accident. [Obs.] --Grafton.
Bechance Be*chance", v. t. & i. To befall; to chance; to happen to. God knows what hath bechanced them. --Shak.
Befall, happen to. v. a.
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