Sentence Examples with the word fall upon

Cavour well knew the unpopularity that would fall upon him by consenting to the cession of Nice, the birthplace of Garibaldi, and Savoy, the cradle of the royal house; but he realized the necessity of the sacrifice, if central Italy was to be won.

If you must take your life, place your dagger as such and fall upon it.

With some associates he hired a room in the neighbouring Cato Street, collected arms and made ready to fall upon Harrowby's guests.

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After passing through the slit the diverging rays fall upon the 8 in.

Kutuzov turned round without answering and his eye happened to fall upon Prince Andrew, who was beside him.

The secondary pulses diverted by the ruling fall upon an object-glass as usual, and on arrival at the focus constitute a procession equally spaced in time, the interval between consecutive members depending upon the obliquity.

Another view is that the underwriter impliedly undertakes to repay sums which the law may require the assured to pay towards averting losses which would, by the contract, fall upon the underwriter.

It is certain that the hand of the assassin was prompted by some one in the background; suspicion could not fail to fall upon Alexander among others.

Meanwhile the Austrians had approached so near that by a single day's march it would have been possible to fall upon and crush by superior numbers either wing of the French army, but though the Austrian light cavalry successfully covered the operations of the following troops they had not yet risen to a conception of their reconnoitring mission, and the archduke, in ignorance of his opportunity and possessed, moreover, with the preconceived idea of uniting at Regensburg with the two corps coming from Bohemia, moved the bulk of his forces in that direction, leaving only a covering body against Davout altogether insufficient to retain him.

Thus they circle until they fall upon the recent trail of a fox, for a wise hound will forsake everything else for this.