has come the conviction

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What is the meaning of come in the following context?

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. Out of the collapse of a prosperity whose builders boasted their practicality hascome the conviction that in the long run economic morality pays. (Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address)
 
  • luo.mai

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    The "conviction" (belief) has "come" from the collapse of prosperity. The collapse of prosperity has caused us to have this belief.
     

    MuttQuad

    Senior Member
    English - AmE
    Simply that the conviction he named came out (developed from) of the collapse of prosperity, e.g., the Great Depression.

    To "come out of" is a common expression for assigning a cause to a result.
     

    SiculoAmericana

    Senior Member
    Italiano
    Can a person come to/acquire/reach the conviction of something? Or come to have the conviction of something?
    "How can you acquire the conviction that making a change is possible?” How might I reword this sentence?

    Thanks!
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    I suggest you avoid forcing "conviction" into the thought.

    Try: "How can you become convinced that making a change is possible."

    Simple is almost always better. :)
     

    SiculoAmericana

    Senior Member
    Italiano
    Oh, I know, but our fancy-smancy, long-winded Italian writing is really interfering with my English. :mad: Thanks for the help!

    I had thought about using "How can you convince yourself that..."
     
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