come into being

idiom

: to begin to exist : to come to be
The story of how the university came into being is quite fascinating.

Examples of come into being in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is unusually soon, cosmically speaking, for so massive a black hole to have come into being through stellar collapses and mergers. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2023 Together the show and book direct our attention to the process and the teamwork by which these sensory environments come into being. Susannah Gardiner, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Dec. 2023 A lot had to happen for our Solar System to come into being. Jackie Appel, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2023 Whole cities have come into being for this very thing. Kyle Whitmire | Kwhitmire@al.com, al, 9 Aug. 2023 One of the film’s earliest, most important points is that the color line broken by Jackie Robinson in 1947 didn’t come into being the moment baseball was invented. Michael Nordine, Variety, 13 July 2023 For a day or so, this utopia seemed to come into being, as the people of many nations came to agree about at least one thing: the time. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 After all, Asian American studies programs have often come into being during times of social unrest and change, as a result of student activism. New York Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Lim asked Weerasethakul and Swinton how the character of Jessica had come into being. The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022

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“Come into being.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20into%20being. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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