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He had become so wedded to his gold that to lose it was like losing his heart's blood.

Your brother may become entangled in some way with this woman.

But you know the old man has become a miser, and makes money his idol.

He had become insensible, however, to all the dissenting ones.

It died just as the languages of most of our Indian tribes have become a thing of the past.

Yet in the Protectionist dispensation, this has become an article of faith.

Through the teaching of Moses he was to become the sole Master of the Jewish race.

What was to become of the slaves on this plantation now that the master was dead?

Then the body had become a "mummy" because it was filled with "Mumiai" or pitch.

All this had been changed after they had become exposed to the civilization of Egypt.

WORD ORIGIN

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.).

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