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come to pass

To happen. The phrase often indicates that what is happening is the result of a course of events. Our only hope now is that these dire predictions will not come to pass, but can be avoided somehow. When it finally came to pass, it almost felt like a letdown.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come to pass

to happen; to take place. And when do you think all these good things will come to pass? Do you think it will really come to pass?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come to pass

To occur.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come to pass, to

To happen. Probably the most famous occurrence of this phrase is at the beginning of the Christmas story as related in the Gospel of St. Luke (2:1): “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus.” Eric Partridge said it was already a cliché by about 1700, but this archaic turn of phrase has survived nevertheless.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Meanwhile in the developed world, the virtues of density related to reduced energy consumption are widely praised; tall buildings are in certain cities becoming everyday rather than exceptional, and the early Modern dreams of vertical cities are coming to pass. Happily there is fine work to counteract the worst excesses.
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