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Upon, adv. 1) expressing a state of being placed on the surface of a thing: “that's insculped u.” Merch. II, 7, 57.
2) Expressing direction, in the phrase to look u. == to be a spectator or witness: “strike all that look u. with marvel,” Wint. V, 3, 100. “all of you that stand and look u., whilst that my wretchedness doth bait myself,” R2 IV, 237 (Ff look u. me). “and look u. as if the tragedy were played in jest,” H6C II, 3, 27. “he is my prize: I will not look u.” Troil. V, 6, 10.
3) Joined with other adverbs, to express progress and approach in time: “and very near u. the duke is entering,” Meas. IV, 6, 14. “the hour prefixed . . . comes fast u.” Troil. IV, 3, 3. “it followed hard u.” Hml. I, 2, 179.
Seemingly adverbial, but indeed prepositional in the phrase it stands me u.; see Stand.
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