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What does come to pass mean?

Come to pass means to happen or to occur, as in We need to build a shelter in case a tornado comes to pass.

Come to pass can be used in present, past, or future tense, which is reflected in come, as in She interviewed the employees to figure out how the jewelry heist came to pass.

Example: Scrooge asked the ghost if the visions he had seen were of future events that will come to pass.

Where does come to pass come from?

The first records of come to pass come from the late 1400s. It is a variant of the older phrase come about and frequently appears in English translations of the Bible.

Although come to pass is a relatively well-known phrase, it is used much less often than to happen or to occur, which mean the same thing. Come to pass is often used when someone is trying to sound grandiose or make an event sound important.

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How is come to pass used in real life?

Come to pass means to happen. It is often used when someone is trying to sound wise, spiritual, or authoritative.

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If a harsh winter came to pass, it was avoided and didn’t happen.

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