full circle

adverb

Definition of full circle

: through a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation or to a complete reversal of the original position usually used in the phrase come full circle

Examples of full circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2008, Loudermilk, the founder of Atlanta based Aaron’s furniture and electronics rental, brought his life full circle by stroking a seven-figure check to refurbish the rundown former movie palace into a community entertainment venue. Christopher Quinn, ajc, 3 Aug. 2022 Tamarac’s Clara-Marie Lora has come full circle at Kamp Kool in Coral Springs. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 28 July 2022 Bourjeili has come full circle to work on pyrotechnics for Angel Stadium. Li Anne Liew, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Chasen has come full circle with Class Technologies’ recent purchase of Blackboard Collaborate, reuniting him with familiar faces and technology to advance Class initiatives. Rod Berger, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Hannah-Jones brought it full circle, noting that LDF stood by her in a dispute with her alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, after reports of their discriminatory treatment against her made headlines. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 13 May 2022 Sometimes, things happen to come full circle like that. New York Times, 9 May 2022 The Sopranos — his career came full circle in 2019 when helped bring Welles’ long-gestating The Other Side of the Wind to the screen. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Jan. 2022 Who Remains variant to rise up and create the Sacred Timeline anyway—bringing the whole saga full circle. Starr Savoy, ELLE, 16 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of full circle

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of full circle was in 1878

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Dictionary Entries Near full circle

full-cell process

full circle

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Full circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20circle. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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