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for To become of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Become \Be*come"\, v. i. [imp. Became; p. p. Become; p. pr.
& vb. n. Becoming.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to
come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man,
Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See
Be-, and Come.]
1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some
state or condition, by a change from another state, or by
assuming or receiving new properties or qualities,
additional matter, or a new character.
The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen.
That error now which is become my crime. --Milton.
2. To come; to get. [Obs.]
But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak.
To become of, to be the present state or place of; to be
the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or
subsequent condition of.
What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W.
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