come into play


: to help produce or influence a result
Two important factors come into play.

Examples of come into play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that turns out to be true, a federal law that prohibits buying and selling the remains of Native Americans could come into play. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Other factors, including safety, also come into play. Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Here, two further principles come into play: the principle of distinction and the principle of proportionality. Foreign Affairs, 27 Oct. 2023 That’s where her parents’ wardrobes come into play. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 This is where robots, or rather teams of robots, come into play. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Oct. 2023 Peter is the weaker of the two and, until his symbiote powers come into play, the less interesting to play. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 In short, if a judge's impartiality can be reasonably questioned, recusal can come into play. Jessie Opoien, Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2023 Factors Affecting Dosage Several factors come into play when determining the appropriate dosage of delta 8 gummies. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Come into play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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