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settle upon (something)

To come to a decision about something; to determine or agree upon something. (A more formal version of "settle on something.") Well, gentlemen, if we're settled upon the terms of the agreement, then let us sign the contract without any further ado. It took some time, but Sarah and I finally settled upon an appropriate price for the house.
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In reality, he was so generous a man, that, whereas he had received a very handsome fortune with his wife, he had now spent every penny of it, except some little pittance which was settled upon her; and, in order to possess himself of this, he had used her with such cruelty, that, together with his jealousy, which was of the bitterest kind, it had forced the poor woman to run away from him.
He tried to change the subject, but the gloom had settled upon her face once more.
Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost.
The deepest and strongest affection of both their hearts settled upon one object.
The conviction that she was the woman his nature demanded and that he must get her settled upon him and he told her of his desires.
As it proceeded, all movement and all sound ceased, and the deep silence of an absorbed and waiting suspense settled upon the house; and when at last the words came, "THEY DO NOT EVEN RESEMBLE," a thundercrash of applause followed and the house sprang to its feet, but was quickly repressed by official force and brought to order again.
The black eyes kept upon the railroad-carriage in which she had travelled, settled upon it a moment too late.
They speedily resolved themselves into three large brown birds, which circled over the heads of the two wanderers, and then settled upon some rocks which overlooked them.
While apparently absorbed in her own affairs, Jo watched Beth, and after many conflicting conjectures, finally settled upon one which seemed to explain the change in her.
The bird, encouraged by a scratch behind the ear, settled upon Denham's shoulder.
For this we had an excommunication read against the man, when next we saw our holy father at Avignon; but as we had not his name, and knew nothing of him, save that he rode a dapple-gray roussin, I have feared sometimes that the blight may have settled upon the wrong man.
I shall limit the sum, my dear, to half your fortune; and the other half I shall have settled upon yourself.
The last red streaks had faded away in the west and night had settled upon the moor.
The cloud settled upon the picture, and concealed it from the sexton's view.
So passed the afternoon, and as darkness settled upon the castle the Baron desisted from his attempts, intending to starve his prisoner out.