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coming

1 noun
     
com‧ing1
1

the coming of something/somebody

the time when something new begins, especially something that will cause a lot of changes:
With the coming of railways, new markets opened up.
2

comings and goings

informal the movements of people as they arrive at and leave places
comings and goings of
Beds are arranged so that patients can watch the comings and goings of visitors and staff.

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