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Definition of becoming:

  1. Suitable; befitting; graceful.

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This graph shows how "becoming" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for becoming:

  1. That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm- work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.
  2. She was becoming quite lost to herself. "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols" , William Black.
  3. It is becoming quite common now. "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols" , William Black.

Quotes for becoming:

  1. In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph. D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely. - Laura Hillenbrand
  2. I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that have being doing it for so long, for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start becoming personal on stage. - Patton Oswalt
  3. Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. - John Ruskin
  4. You grow up in a Sicilian household, becoming an actor is not a big leap. - Vincent Schiavelli
  5. I'm becoming a frustrated director, I think, in an actor's body. - David Wenham

Idioms for becoming:

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