verb [no object]literary
Happen or find by chance: the most extraordinary person I ever have bechanced upon [with object]: the occasion to be in London finally bechanced him
More example sentences
- He had no choice, apparently, but to go sleep in the bushes in his local park, where, happily, he bechanced upon a coat that provided a smidgin of warmth.
- I must ask of you to take a small body of picked men, and ride forth towards Blois, and see what bechances there.
- It was only yesterday morning that she had bechanced to see it, not surprisingly following a discussion on that very same subject.
Definition of bechance in:
- The US English dictionary