On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.


On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.


Up*on" , prep.[AS. uppan, uppon; upp up + on, an, on. See Up, and On.] On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence.
&hand; Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples. To assure upon (Law), to promise; to undertake. -- To come upon. See under Come. -- To take upon, to assume.

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.


Usage Examples

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused.

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.

A store's best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization.

Misspelled Form

upon, yupon, 7upon, 8upon, iupon, jupon, ypon, 7pon, 8pon, ipon, jpon, uypon, u7pon, u8pon, uipon, ujpon, uopon, u0pon, ulpon, uoon, u0on, ulon, upoon, up0on, uplon, upion, up9on, up0on, uppon, uplon, upin, up9n, up0n, uppn, upln, upoin, upo9n, upo0n, upopn, upoln, upobn, upohn, upojn, upomn, upo n, upob, upoh, upoj, upom, upo , uponb, uponh, uponj, uponm, upon .

Other Usage Examples

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.


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