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come into one's own Explained

come into one's own at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|verb|head=to come into one's own
  • Inter: idiomati » c To reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.
    1. 1903, Category: w - :Jack London|Jack London, Call of the Wild, ch. 2:
    2. : And not only did he learn by experience, but instincts long dead became alive again. The domesticated generations fell from him. . . . [Told tricks . . . came to him without effort or discovery, as though they had been his always. . . . The ancient song surged through him and he came into his own again.
    3. 1913, Category: w - :Gene Stratton-Porter|Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie: A True Blue Story, ch. 7:
    4. : Sally just swept along smiling at every one. . . . Sally looked just as if she had come into her own and was made for it; I never did see her look so pretty.
    5. 1916, Category: w - :D. H. Lawrence|D. H. Lawrence, Twilight in Italy, ch. 5:
    6. : The eyes of the wood-cutter flash like actual possession. He seems now to have come into his own. With all his senses, he is dominant, sure.
    7. 1919, Category: w - :Upton Sinclair|Upton Sinclair, Jimmie Higgins, ch. 12:
    8. : Everywhere the people would come into their own, and war and tyranny would vanish like a hateful nightmare! Speaker after speaker got up to proclaim this glorious future.
    9. 2010 Nov. 26, Gemlyn Geroge, "[,28804,2033258_2033257_2033249,00.html Healthcare in Asia: A Roadmap for the Next Decade," Time:

  • : The subsequent decade played host to numerous stories of Asian nations coming into their own with robustly growing economies.