Full Circle – A Definition

Full Circle - A Definition


A sudden and striking realization of something.

What is the definition of full circle?

Merriam-Webster describes full circle as, “a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation.

Collins says, “that after a long series of events or changes, the same situation that you started with still exists.

Idioms suggests, “If something has come full circle it is now exactly the same as it used to be, although there has been a long period of changes.

For example …

  • We’ve come full circle and dark-blue jeans are once again the height of style.
  • Her life has now turned full circle and she is back where she started, alone and miserable.
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For me, a full circle moment is what happens when life provides a moment of clarity about something from the past. Understanding why a certain thing happened the way it did, or why I crossed paths with a certain person. I had no answers at the time, but finally found some meaning later in life.

Has this happened to you? I’m In Search Of stories like this. Please take a look at Inspire Me – TOM. It’s what inspired me to create this Eye of the Beholder.

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Steve Coryell