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come full circle

come full circle in Culture

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When something “comes full circle,” it completes a cycle, returns to its beginnings: “The novelist's vision of human life has come full circle — from optimism to pessimism and back to optimism again.”

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  • The hunters had become the hunted, the wheel had come full circle, and the woes of David Crawfurd were being abundantly avenged.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • The year had come full circle; it was time that Mutimer received another remittance from his anonymous supporter.

    Demos George Gissing
  • The wheel of understanding between Eglington and herself had come full circle, and there was an end.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
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come full circle

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