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Stumbled upon

Cures we discovered by chance
The history of medicine is littered with examples of drugs that scientists stumbled upon by accident.
PUBLISHED: 00:00, Tue, Nov 16, 2010

stumble on or upon. To find or meet by chance: bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, tumble on. Archaic: alight on (or upon). Idiom: meet up with.
Stumble upon – definition of Stumble upon by The Free Dictionary

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preposition: upon
more formal term for on, especially in abstract senses.
“it was based upon two principles”

Middle English: from up + on, suggested by Old Norse upp á .

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A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck: Chance will determine the outcome. 2. often chances The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability: Chances are good that you will win.
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noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
“a fortunate stroke of serendipity”
synonyms: chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident, fluke; luck, good luck, good fortune, fortuity, fortuitousness, providence; coincidence, happy coincidence
“technical innovation may be the result of pure serendipity”

1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of’.

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Foxgloves give us digitalis.

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