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becoming

(in the philosophy of Aristotle) any change from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality
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Becoming a Catholic in Toronto has taught me that despite the lack of support from the culture around it, the Church is very much alive.
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Young working adults are becoming an important part of the new policyholder mix.
After retiring from coaching, Dietzel worked as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference for one year before becoming Director of Athletics at Indiana from 1976-77 and LSU from 1978-82.
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Growth soared, and India is now becoming a major economic power, although poverty and religious violence remain problems.
Clifton Wharton is named chairman and CEO of $70 billion TIAA-CREF, becoming the first African American to run one of the nation's top 1,000 publicly traded corporations.
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Some European toy companies survived by imitating or becoming subsidiaries of aggressive American toymakers.
These resources increase the likelihood of teen parents becoming successful young adults.
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