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I used to trouble about what life was for—now being alive seems sufficient reason.Joanna Field
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- Being above and in contact with another.
- Place the book upon the table.
- Being directly supported by another.
- The crew set sail upon the sea.
- She balanced upon one foot.
- At a prescribed point in time.
being above and in contact with another
being directly supported by another
at a prescribed point in time
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- Being the target of an action.
- He was set upon by the agitated dogs
- Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-.
- The clock struck noon, whereupon the students proceeded to lunch.
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