come to life


: to become very interesting, appealing, or exciting
The movie really comes to life when she appears on the screen.
of a place : to become filled with the energy and excitement of active people
Downtown comes to life each night when the clubs open.
of a machine : to begin working
The engine suddenly came to life.

Examples of come to life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Human history, sadly, is littered with examples of worst-case scenarios come to life. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 25 June 2023 At least Lisa gets to wear some bitchin’ gowns and wigs (Nicole Ari Parker is the true heir to SATC’s fashion legacy, a collector’s Barbie come to life). Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2023 So deeply honored and incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to work with him and finally see this special project come to life. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 1 June 2023 In the wonderfully weird and brilliantly gory 2021's Willy's Wonderland, Cage stumbles upon a doomed children's restaurant in which its resident cuddly creatures come to life after sundown. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 24 Feb. 2023 Ranii says she’s been impressed by the team’s ability to make a story that’s so spare come to life. Terry Byrne,, 15 Feb. 2023 Think about the new homes, new small businesses, and so much more that will come to life. Lindsey Rupp,, 8 Feb. 2023 In the confessional-style portions of the series, Ms. Markle is a Nancy Meyers character come to life, wearing layers of haute-hygge knits, silks and discreet gold jewelry, with her hair styled in soft waves around her face. Rory Satran, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2022 His character is a student at Nevermore Academy and had the magical ability to make his artwork come to life. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 7 June 2023 See More

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“Come to life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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