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come about

Definitions

  • Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
    Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come about come to pass "What is happening?","The meeting took place off without an incidence","Nothing occurred that seemed important"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius
    • Come about to take place
    • Come about to happen
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Quotations

  • Alice James
    Alice James
    “The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes
    “Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.”
  • Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    “If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.”
  • Alice Walker
    Alice%20Walker
    “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cuman; Ger. kommen, to come.

Usage

In literature:

How wild our lads will be, 'specially old Butters, when I come to tell 'em all about it.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
I have wanted to come to you about this, but I felt that I could not.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
And now, come, try and throw aside all those fanciful notions about going abroad and meeting with adventures.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
I mean about our coming in here.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
How dare you come to Mr. Hartley's house and knock his milkman about, eh?
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
He'll have to come about and give us the road.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
In about an hour Mr. Gordon comes back.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Shall I tell you whut she come to see me about?
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
When de surrender come father an' mother come to town an' stayed about a year an' den went back to ole marster's plantation.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
No idea of anger had come upon her for a moment; but she had thought about it much, and had thought about it almost in dismay.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Nurse, I've just come here for a moment to ask you to be very careful what you say to Nan about my father.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Among men, "picking up" acquaintances on a train or boat is allowable if it comes about in a natural way, but there are men who object to it.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
It would come to about one hundred copies, I believe.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
How has it all come about?
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
But we needna trouble ourselves about what may come to pass, or about what mayna.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
So after all it has come about that the message of the Farthest Lantern is never written at all.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Off he would go, and, may be, come home drunk, or with some hares or other game, which showed what he had been about.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
It come out with about a colyum in the paper all about a mysterious disappearance in Millionaire Row.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
Now, then, about Prairie Southern: have they come to the end of their rope, or did you pull it in a little for them?
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
When the first event will come about Heaven knows.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
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In poetry:

When they come about me,
Dreams of earthly passion,
Drive O drive them from me,
Of Thy sweet compassion:
"Pro Castitate" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Blessed home where baby comes,
What a void without her;
Joy and love and sunshine bright,
Lingers all about her.
"Beatrice" by Ella Fraser Weller
"Little one, who straight hast come
Down the heavenly stair,
Tell us all about your home,
And the father there."
"The Christmas Child" by George MacDonald
Then Mrs. Taylor gave a shriek
Like one about to die:
"Get out--get out, and don't you dare
Come in till you are dry!"
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
The shadows watch about the house;
Silent as they, I come.
Oh, it is true that life is deaf,
And not that death is dumb.
"The First Christmas Apart" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And it will chance some morning
You will come home no more,
Your wife sees but a withered leaf
In the wind about the door.
"The Wind on the Hills" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

When one thinks about the spirit of heavy metal, God Forbid come to the forefront of many minds.
In a national British campaign to be rolled out in coming weeks, marketing agency Cunning Stunts said it was about to start renting advertising space on the foreheads of university students.
To get your vote if it comes down to a single versus a multi-commissioner form of government, consider the following: We like to speak about being a democracy.
I've heard all the fears and doubts that come up when someone is thinking about becoming a Foster Parent .
I've heard all the fears and doubts that come up when someone is thinking about becoming a Foster Parent.
So how come nobody wants to talk about it.
The franc 's recent move lower, a more than one-cent drop against the euro over about a week, comes as the currency pair has barely budged this year.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon is looking ahead to the last week of the season and thinking about the way 2011 ended, with baseball's pennant races coming down to the final games - and the Rays coming out of it with a spot in the playoffs.
City of Lightheadedness A novel about a young Englishman who comes to Paris to write a novel, and about what he does instead of writing it.
The conversations come about a month after the owners of two publishing rivals, Random House and Penguin Group, agreed to merge their books businesses into a publishing powerhouse.
Blue and white, rope, and brass come about in reinvented basics.
Once life got started, either in accord with the RNA World Hypothesis or some other event, the next question arises: 'how does the great diversity of life we see today come about'.
Is it a series about the end of civilization, or about what comes afterward.
Pharmacist Sherry Torkos come by to talk about some over-the-counter products that have health risks you may not know about.
The researchers have suggested that this unique form of twinning may have come about as a result of in vitro fertilization.
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In science:

Most of our knowledge about local IR galaxies, as previously discussed, comes from the IRAS database.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The finiteness of the individual 10J symbols comes about by representing them as multiple integrals on hyperbolic space, then making the extremely simple regularization of omitting any single integration.
A finiteness proof for the Lorentzian state sum spinfoam model for quantum general relativity
Thus, they come to different conclusions about the value of the Chv´atal-Sankoff constant although both studies agree on the fact that the Chv´atal-Sankoff constant differs from its conjectured value Eq. (1).
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
The mixture of light-cone gauge and covariant gauge comes about as a mathematical technique for simplifying an equation which appears to be exceedingly complicated when expresssed purely in terms of light-cone gauge quantities.
A Simple Derivation of the JIMWLK Equation
Due to the long interaction region along the z direction (about 30 cm rms) most of the pixel detectors are crossed by particles coming from both directions.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
This situation can come about when a massive star (>M⊙ ) exhausts its nuclear fuel.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
In order to understand how this comes about it is useful to look at M (t, Lg ) as made up by separate contributions associated to the single interfaces whose number decreases as time goes on.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
While the cluster constraint comes primarily from scales of about R = 10 h−1 Mpc, current weak lensing surveys constrain somewhat smaller scales.
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
It comes about as can be seen in the last panel of Fig. 4, where, following the ergodic phase down from high β0 and ˜µ, we reach ˜µAT and thereafter have to switch to the glassy solution.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
We will try to discuss these reasons in this section and will come back to them many times below when speaking about string theory.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Thus, we come to the statement of ”mirror symmetry” about the equivalence of the A and B theories on mirror manifolds – the manifolds for which the moduli of complex and K¨ahler structures replace each other.
String Theory or Field Theory?
This radial enthalpy flux comes about via correlations between the radial component of the velocity field and the temperature fluctuations.
Looking Deep Within an A-type Star: Core Convection Under the Influence of Rotation
This comes about as a consequence of the following analogue of Proposition 6.
Discrete Painlev\'e equations and random matrix averages
This simple example indicates how to develop a quantum theory of light in dielectric media and it shows how the mode transformations of passive optical instruments come about.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
This comes about as a combination of the detection limit of the survey and the necessary diagnostic emission lines moving out of the observable wavelength window.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
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