come to pass



come to pass (third-person singular simple present comes to pass, present participle coming to pass, simple past came to pass, past participle come to pass)

  1. To happen; to occur.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Genesis 4:8:
      And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
    • 2021 June 30, David Clough, “Brush: a UK rail icon”, in RAIL, number 934, page 57:
      A planning document produced in October 1984 said that Class 46 maintenance costs were soaring and rapid withdrawal would occur, and this came to pass by the end of the year.