- to take place; happen
- (nautical) to change tacks
Example Sentences Including 'come about'
By this time they were married, though now, some eight years later, she hardly remembered how it had come about.
To His Just Desserts
He admitted: `I'm not denying that could come about.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
I could not see, with my reason, how they could possibly come about.
I said,'How could such a thing have come about do you think?
MR STARLIGHT (2004)
It's silly because resolutions are never kept and predictions never come about.
SA Star (2004)
Such a commitment to continual product or service improvement can come about through total quality management.
Business Today (1997)
Such changes neither come about by accident nor are they likely to be temporary.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
The changes must come about gradually, if we are to succeed in our joint aims.
A Song at Twilight
There's a fighting chance that this council could actually come about.
Globe and Mail (2003)
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