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Definition of "come about" [come about]

  • To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen. (verb)
  • To tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking. See also come to. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "come about" in a sentence
  • "There's probably no better place to get a symbolic measure of the changes that have come about almost imperceptibly in Bihar than the precincts of its most famous address for two decades: 1 Aane Marg."
  • "Kathleen Gilbert and Neil Pumford, however, have come about as close as anyone in giving us insight into what numbers four and five and six might look like in the human body."
  • "In later times however it has come about that the term pyx is limited in ordinary usage to that smaller vessel of gold, or silver-gilt, in which the Eucharist is commonly carried to the sick."