Comes

Definitions

  • "'Come over here and surrender.'"
    "'Come over here and surrender.'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Comes (Mus) The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
"'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'" "'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'"
Tickled wuz he when word come Tickled wuz he when word come
SAMUEL COMING TO ELI SAMUEL COMING TO ELI
Misfortunes never come singly Misfortunes never come singly
Tis here the children love to come Tis here the children love to come
OLD BEN COMES TO THE RESCUE OLD BEN COMES TO THE RESCUE
QUICK, NOW--BEFORE THE KING COMES QUICK, NOW--BEFORE THE KING COMES

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucci
    • n comes In ancient Rome and the Roman empire, a companion of or attendant upon a great person; hence, the title of an adjutant to a proconsul or the like, afterward specifically of the immediate personal counselors of the emperor, and finally of many high officers, the most important of whom were the prototypes of the medieval counts. See count.
    • n comes [ML.] In early and medieval usage, a book containing the epistles to be used at mass; an epistolary; more specifically, the ancient missal lectionary of the Roman Church, containing the epistles and gospels, and said to have been drawn up by St. Jerome.
    • n comes [NL.] In music, the repetition of the subject or “dux” of a fugue by the second voice at the interval of a fourth or fifth. Also called consequent, or answer.
    • n comes [NL.] In anatomy, a vessel accompanying another vessel or other structure.
    • n comes In astronomy, a small companion star in any double, triple, or multiple ‘system.’
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.”
  • Cousin Woodman
    Cousin Woodman
    “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment.”
  • George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver
    “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal%20Nehru
    “Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.”
  • Brian Tracy
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    “It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”
  • James Freeman Clarke
    James Freeman Clarke
    “All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”

Idioms

Come a cropper - (UK) Someone whose actions or lifestyle will inevitably result in trouble is going to come a cropper.
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Come clean - If someone comes clean about something, they admit to deceit or wrongdoing.
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Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
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Come of age - When something comes of age it develops completely and reaches maturity. When someone comes of age, they reach adulthood or fulfill their potential.
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Come on hard - If you come on hard, you are aggressive in your dealing with someone.
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Come on the heels of - If something comes on the heels of something, it follows very soon after it.
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Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
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Come out of the woodwork - When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly. ('Crawl out of the woodwork' is also used.)
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Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
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Come rain or shine - If I say I'll be at a place come rain or shine, I mean that I can be relied on to turn up; nothing, not even the vagaries of British weather, will deter me or stop me from being there.
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Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
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Come to a pretty pass - If something has come to a pretty pass, then it is in a difficult, unfavourable or negative situation.
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Come to bear - If something comes to bear on you, you start to feel the pressure or effect of it.
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Come to call - If someone comes to call, they respond to an order or summons directly.
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Come to grips - If you come to grips with a problem or issue, you face up to it and deal with it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a companion

Usage

In literature:

He comes with light and he comes in love.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I can't think what the plague such a tribe of children come for.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
But what an extraordinary place for you to come to for rooms!
"Sunrise" by William Black
A spy was with him, she who had come to spy out the land when she had come to Cleveland Square.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
No good could possibly come from such a one, and much evil might and probably would come.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I think her mother is coming here; let me stay till she comes.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
When Christmus' come, all come up to be paid off.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I must not come to you again unless I come to ask you to be my wife.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Come out and have a turn in the shrubbery before Oswald comes back.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Helen says so; there's a b-b-baby come.
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

From every land beneath the sun,
They come!
To tell of mighty victories won;
Unto the Father through the Son,
They come!
"They Come!" by John Oxenham
Yea, let the horde of Satan come—
They come to feel and see
How strong within the sight of God
His faithful few can be.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Come, come to him who made thy heart;
Come weary and oppressed;
To come to Jesus is thy part,
His part to give thee rest.
"Come Unto Me" by George MacDonald
Come, all ye vilest sinners, come,
He'll form your souls anew;
His gospel and his heart have room
For rebels such as you.
"Hymn 34 part 2" by Isaac Watts
A sense of awe and of wonder
I may never well define,--
For the thoughts that come in the shadows
Never come in the shine.
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley
"I winna come down, ye false Gordon,
I winna come down to thee;
I winna forsake my ain dear lord,
That is sae far frae me."
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Scroll through the images to see what they're coming back from, and how far they're coming by planning to begin the new restaurant.
Come one, come all - the best parade of the year steps off tonight at 6:30 pm on Third Street in downtown Jamestown.
Kim Kardashian is not bashful when it comes to showing off her assets, but apparently the reality star has something to hide when it comes to her beauty maintenance.
From the kitchen of Barbara Strohbehn comes a cookbook titled, A Collection of Treasured Family Recipes Compiled with Love, For Generations to Come.
We were invited to come to The Metra and get a peak at exactly how this awesome event comes together.
"Just as not all students come with the same academic needs, not all our students come with the same behavioral needs," Madison Elementary Principal Christi Whitter told the board.
18.98 Your Price: $11.99- The Dreamer, The Believer delivers the consciousness Common's audience has to come expect from him, but also a rawness and passion that might come as a surprise.
BRYAN — The Bryan football team had a coming out party on a homecoming night that will live on in Golden Bear lore for years to come.
Broncos' Thomas is a big receiver who's coming up bigger coming, englewood, receiver, big , thomas, bigger , broncos.
Also comes into the house but you don't notice it until you leave the house and then come back in is when its most noticeble.
KOB-FM is a proud sponsor 14th Annual Come Out, Come Out Show "A Star is Born " Saturday, October 13, 2012 7pm National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St SW nationalhispaniccenter.org.
From the dictionary comes the word harbinger, which indicates one with impending news, perhaps is on the horizon of that to come.
The filmmaker's coming-of-age drama reflects some personal experiences and struggles coming into her sexuality.
Unfortunately, perfect oracles are hard to come by (the stock market comes to mind, again).
For Leominster native Nick Smith, coming home represents a dream come true.
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In science:

This last measure allowed to acquire without electronic integration the fast pulses coming from the layer (rise time ∼ 6.5 ms, decay time ∼ 40 ms), while it had smaller effects on the slow pulses coming from the main absorber (rise time ∼ 9.7 ms, decay time ∼ 70 ms).
Surface-sensitive macrobolometers for the identification of external charged particles
On the contrary, if our sample comes from individuals that are very distantly related (perhaps coming from different countries), then we expect a much larger variation.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Thus ∆(j )/N is the fraction of the population at the next generation which comes from the first j individuals. (This interpretation will be crucial for what comes after).
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Our first result comes from and gives the asymptotic number of allelic types An for a general measure Λ, sub ject only to the assumption that the coalescent comes down from infinity.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
This connection allows us to state a general result about Λcoalescents, which gives a second necessary and sufficient condition for coming down from infinity, and if they do, tells us the speed at which they come down from infinity.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
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