settle upon (something)

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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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And every few moments a vast cloud of smoke is puffed into the room, which sails slowly over the heads of the scholars, until it gradually settles upon the walls and ceiling.
Ultimately he settles upon affection, not morality as the key to making this happen.
No donation is too small, and each contributes to a patchwork quilt of joy that settles upon area homes like new-fallen snow.
It seems that every national newspaper looking for a cheap shot at television's coverage of England's usual ill-fated shot at glory settles upon Alan Shearer.
In the last sixteen years the government has squandered millions of acres of land upon giant corporations, without receiving any valuable consideration in return, and in fact, in some instances, has paid these corporations a bonus for accepting these lands, but when the poor man settles upon his little tract of land that is destitute of timber, this same beneficent and generous government, which has been so prodigal of her lands for the benefit of the rich, charges him for every stick of timber he uses in building his house, fencing his farm or for any other purpose connected with his improvements.
This is the time of year when a winter chill settles upon much of the country--which means that it's a good time to think about water damage prevention.
of Geneva, Switzerland) settles upon a central defining issue of Native literature and culture in this collection of essays.