occurred (part of speech: verb)
- He saw the effects of their anger in the evils which befell him, and if good fortune came to him he felt obliged to offer a sacrifice to turn aside the jealousy of higher powers. - "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History", Auguste Sabatier.
- Peter would have been wildly happy, but just at this moment a dreadful calamity befell him. - "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
- Thus it befell that the tyrant, being perfectly accustomed to that sort of thing, was not at all surprised, or suspicious of evil, when one fine morning a stranger, of most venerable and dignified mien, presented himself at the hotel in the Rue Dauphine, and asked to speak with him on business. - "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.