Definition of Come to life

1. Verb. Be born or come into existence. "All these flowers come to life when the rains come"

Exact synonyms: Come Into Being
Generic synonyms: Be Born

2. Verb. Be lifelike, as of a painting. "If you look at it long enough, this portrait comes to life!"
Generic synonyms: Resemble

Definition of Come to life

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to bring back to life; revitalize, revive, resurrect ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to become alive, bring into existence ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to appear as if alive ¹

4. Verb. to start to become energetic. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come To Life

come stà
come the acid
come the raw prawn
come thick and fast
come through
come to
come to Jesus
come to a close
come to a head
come to an end
come to blows
come to grief
come to grips
come to grips with
come to hand
come to life (current term)
come to light
come to mention it
come to mind
come to nothing
come to nought
come to oneself
come to papa
come to power
come to someone's rescue
come to terms
come to terms with
come to the fore
come to think of it

Literary usage of Come to life

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Letters of Francis Lieber by Francis Lieber, Thomas Sergeant Perry (1882)
"It was to me like the meeting of shades we read of, like history come to life again in small details. TO FRANZ VON HOLTZENDORFF. THE DAT OF SEDAN, 1871. ..."

2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"How was he to come to life again ? Obviously the best, if not the only way, was to set another and living man to support the character of the reviving god, ..."

3. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"Meantime the frog had set off to tell God that when men died they would like not to come to life again. Nobody had asked him to give that message ; it was a ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1867)
"Herring ova, it has been stated—but of course erroneously—come to life in about a fortnight. A Billingsgate fishmonger once asserted that salmon roc hatches ..."

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