• Cyclist whose tyre has become deflated
    Cyclist whose tyre has become deflated
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj becoming displaying or setting off to best advantage "a becoming new shade of rose","a becoming portrait"
    • adj becoming according with custom or propriety "her becoming modesty","comely behavior","it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money","a decent burial","seemly behavior"
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Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers Hannibal requesting the Cretan Priests to become his Bankers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The idiom "pillar of salt" means to have a stroke, or to become paralyzed and dead.
    • a Becoming Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.Formerly sometimes followed by of. "A low and becoming tone.""Such discourses as are becoming of them."
    • n Becoming That which is becoming or appropriate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The three-syllable word "hideous," with the change of a single consonant, becomes a two-syllable word with no vowel sounds in common: "hideout."
    • becoming Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; belonging to the character, or adapted to the circumstances: formerly sometimes followed by of.
    • becoming Suitable to the appearance or style of; be-fitting esthetically: as, a becoming dress. Synonyms Meet, appropriate, fitting, seemly, comely, decent.
    • n becoming Something worn as an ornament.
    • n becoming That which is suitable, fit, or appropriate.
    • n becoming In metaphysics, the transition from non-existence into existence; an intermediate state between being and not being; a state of flux; the state of that which begins to be, but does not endure; change; development: opposed to being.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Turkey began to roast and grind the coffee bean in the 13th Century, and some 300 years later, in the 1500's, the country had become the chief distributor of coffee, with markets established in Egypt, Syria, Persia, and Venice, Italy.
    • adj Becoming suitable to: graceful
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  • Dale Carnegie
    “You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”
  • Frank Dane
    “Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel.”
  • Walter Lippmann
    “The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.”
  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    “If each of us hires people smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.”
  • T. Boone Pickens
    T. Boone Pickens
    “Far too many executives have become more concerned with the four P's -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.”
  • Travis White
    Travis White
    “Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. becuman. See Come.


In literature:

Everything I possess, land, houses, slaves, may become his at any hour; this day, if he so will it.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Compassion becomes stale when it becomes thoughtless.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
If I correspond with the world, I become worldly; if with God, I become Divine.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Gradually the pulse becomes weaker, respiration becomes faster, and the subject loses weight.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
When the breathing becomes labored and face becomes pallid, the condition is very serious and a physician should be called without delay.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
It had become a prison-suit, a badge of slavery, against which his whole being rebelled.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Their co-partnership has become a unity.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Wisdom has to become life, man must not merely recognise the divine, but become divine himself.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
But milk may become putrid without becoming sour.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
When we become sons of God and are born again, we become brethren of all His children.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The women, however, are doomed to lives of unremitting toil, from the time they become wives.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Immediately they become little chickens.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
The thought that you allow to enter your mentality and become active there, later becomes externalized.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
When this fluid becomes too great in quantity, in consequence of disease, the patient labors under general dropsy.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
One of the family had declared that he intended to become a Roman Catholic.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Without the war of 1870-1871, Gambetta had never become what he did become.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
But I fear that you have become too much your own, ever to become another's.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The girl who hopes to become a prima donna will dream of her work morning, noon and night.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
The air by rarefaction becomes fire, and fire borne aloft upon the air becomes the stars.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
She had become aware at first that Lucy had been rough to her, and she did not easily open herself to Lucy's endearments.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Love had become a skeleton
Whose every bleaching bone
Rattled with the passing winds,
White and cold as stone.
"Skeleton" by Edith Mirick
This scene become a Paradise,
A scene of peace and love,
Wherein each living being tries
To work for God above.
"The Millennium" by James Avis Bartley
So I rode back at morning light,
And there, beside my bed,
Fear had become a lily white
And Pain a rose of red.
"The Night Ride" by Victor James Daley
So, as may become Thy child
Saved, forgiven, reconciled,
I will work with all my power
For my Master every hour;
"A Morning Hymn" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Benighted Jew," he said
(The good old Bishop did),
"Be Christian, you, instead of Jew -
Become a Christian kid!
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For these I thank the Kaiser;
His efforts please me well;
The world becomes no wiser;
It's growing time in hell."
"Satan's Soliloquy" by Abner Cosens

In news:

When you see a home that is designed in a beautiful way, it suddenly doesn't just become a home, it becomes a piece of artwork.
Our always-on society is, in fact, becoming a Golden Age for introverts , in which it has become easier to carve out time for oneself.
"I think we've, over time, learned to do a fairly decent job of taking a song and learning how to let it become what it needs to become," Kroehler says.
Studies have shown that adults who are more materialistic will become less satisfied with their lives over time, and vice versa: Adults who aren't happy will become more materialistic (for instance, by compensating with possessions).
But when anxiety becomes frequent and affects daily tasks, social life, and relationships, it becomes a disorder.
In a networked world, people and institutions become valuable by becoming important nodes .
Just as society can become inured to violence, it can also become inured to sentiment.
Managing those surcharges effectively has become more difficult as fuel prices have become more volatile over the past couple of years.
Growing up in the Internet era, I've seen emailing become more popular than "snail-mail" and texting become more popular than emailing.
Pigmentation that suddenly becomes darker or larger, or pigment becomes blurred near nail matrix 4.
Just as our region was becoming more Latino over the last decade, one of Chicago's most quintessentially Latino neighborhoods was becoming less so.
But as those insignias have become more valuable, many campuses have become more vigilant in protecting them.
As Ms Cutter 's role in the campaign has become more prominent, she has become a lightning rod of controversy to detractors and a skirt-suited folk hero to supporters.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about a young man who gave up a dream to become a pilot to become an accomplished physician to make the point that life is all about playing the hand you're dealt .
Remember, you don't need to become a different person to become a more successful one.

In science:

When the temperature gets close to the critical one, when B becomes small or when L becomes very large, this may not be a good approximation.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
Indeed, for c < 1, this solution is stable, but for c > 1, it becomes unstable, and another fixed point becomes the attractor, given by f = ˆc/c, where ˆc is the unique solution to ˆce−ˆc = ce−c in the interval [0, 1].
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
Once the number of revealed vertices become of O(N ), the distribution of ni,k becomes sharply peaked around its average, due to a factor of N appearing in the exponent.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
Convergence of the ACTRW results towards the CTRW behavior, becomes extremely slow when the diffusion exponent becomes small.
Aging Continuous Time Random Walks
Finally, as α becomes small, the convergence towards the non-aging behavior when t/ta = ∞ becomes extremely slow.
Aging Continuous Time Random Walks
In the ”decompactification” limit R → ∞, the first part of spectrum will become continuous (again, as in ordinary quantum field theory), while the string winding excitations would become infinitely heavy and their contribution to the partition function can be neglected.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Note that the total energy, MG , cannot become negative (since φ cannot become negative, as already shown).
Close encounters of black holes
As the counter rotation of central ob ject increases, the angular momentum of the system reduces, and the matter becomes more free to fall radially towards black hole at a larger radii and thus becomes supersonic at a comparatively outer edge of the disk.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
As in case of higher counter-rotation, the angular momentum of the system becomes very small, the corresponding centrifugal pressure onto the matter becomes insignificant, as a result the possibility of shock diminishes.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
As a result, the photon index of synchrotron radiation becomes −2 above ε± , while below that the photon index becomes −1.5.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Indeed, the non–rotating model enters into the WR phase later, but becomes redder during the MS phase and then becomes a LBV star.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
In fact, for this later period, our definition of the density center of the cluster is simply the average position of a group of particles that were bound to the cluster just prior to disruption, and thus the center becomes meaningless after the stars later become phase-mixed in their orbits.
Dynamical Friction on Star Clusters near the Galactic Center
In the latter example, since the sextupole moment varies as 1/r3 , the sextupole moment becomes 100 times stronger, becoming larger than the intrinsic sextupole moments of background galaxies.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
Moreover, one has to be careful with the 4d Newton’s Constant which becomes negative, as a result of the negative internal volume, when ǫ becomes too large.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
Necessarily, in the vicinity of every point where the warpfactor ef becomes zero, the approximation (2.31) and therefore the linearized background are no longer valid because the ‘expansion parameter’ becomes of O(1) as can be seen from (2.21).
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability