In the years that I was writing my biography of Earhart, I became smitten with her personality.
He became the first Japanese American to permanently settle in the U.S., and helped to pave the way for other Japanese immigrants.
Once they did so, they became responsible for covering up—and continuing the mistakes of their political opponents.
At 28, Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize with her swirling, mesmerizing epic The Luminaries.
He was called a baby killer when he returned home, and he became an uncommonly brave baby saver with the FDNY.
With no such friends or home, poor Hartley became a cast-away.
We saved all her crew and from one of them I learned what became of Hernandez.
Samuel Pepys, as he rose in the world, became a frequent visitor there.
He became aware, when he laid down his pen, that he was agitated.
They became more angry and infuriated, and refused to listen any longer.
Old English becuman "happen, come about," also "meet with, arrive," from Proto-Germanic *bikweman "become" (cf. Dutch bekomen, Old High German biqueman "obtain," German bekommen, Gothic biquiman). A compound of be- and come; it drove out Old English weorðan. Meaning "to look well" is early 14c., from earlier sense of "to agree with, be fitting" (early 13c.).