How to use "upon" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "upon" in popular movie and book plots

  • The veteran walks around the cemetery and, upon seeing one specific gravestone, collapses to his knees, overwhelmed by emotion.  - Saving Private Ryan
  • Upon returning to New York City in 1958, he happens upon his estranged brother Joey, who forgives him but is elusive.  - Raging Bull
  • The trio stumble upon a Ku Klux Klan rally, who are planning to hang Tommy.  - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • McClusky, upon learning of the riot, orders the interview terminated despite Gale's vehement protests.  - Natural Born Killers
  • Totoro is delighted at both the shelter and the sounds made upon it by falling raindrops.  - My Neighbor Totoro
  • A storm blows up, and by a strong coincidence, the ship is wrecked upon Moonfleet beach.  - Moonfleet
  • They immediately seize upon everything he says and does as points of doctrine.  - Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • He bestows this honour upon the Lady Rowena.  - Ivanhoe
  • Searching it, they stumble upon two thieves discussing murdering a third, but they flee before being noticed.  - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Peck concurs, stating that Leicester was "intent upon rendering Sussex's allies politically useless".  - Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
  • The crew is pale and weary upon reaching La Rochelle on Christmas Eve.  - Das Boot
  • A high-priced call girl, Liz Blake (Nancy Allen), happens upon the body.  - Dressed to Kill (1980 film)
  • Homer, upon learning Wilbur's secret, considers it morally wrong.  - The Cider House Rules
  • The General and Carmilla both fly into a rage upon seeing each other, and the General attacks her with an axe.  - Carmilla
  • Upon defeating Surtur and escaping the dungeons, the player sits upon the throne, completing the game.  - Castle of the Winds
  • At this he fled deep into the woods, and doing so he came upon a pond and, seeing his reflection, groaned.  - Actaeon

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