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come about

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Verb

Infinitive
to come about

Third person singular
comes about

Simple past
came about

Past participle
come about

Present participle
coming about

to come about (third-person singular simple present comes about, present participle coming about, simple past came about, past participle come about)
  1. To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.
    We have to ask, how did this come about?
  2. (nautical) To tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking. See also come to.

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