- Physically above and in contact with.
- Place the book upon the table.
- Physically directly supported by.
- The crew set sail upon the sea.
- She balanced upon one foot.
- Being followed by another so as to form a series.
- hours upon hours, years upon years, mile upon mile of desert
- 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 1
- No news of them? Why, so: and I know not what's spend in the search: why thou loss upon loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge: nor no ill luck stirring but what lights on my shoulders; no sighs but of my breathing; no tears but of my shedding.
- At (a prescribed point in time).
- The contract was rendered void upon his death.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter I, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
- Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence.
upon (not comparable)
- Being the target of an action.
- He was set upon by the agitated dogs