Comether

Definitions

  • "Behold, this dreamer cometh!"
    "Behold, this dreamer cometh!"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Comether Friendly communication or association. "How does ut come about, sorr, that whin a man has put the comether on wan woman he's sure bound to put ut on another?"
    • Comether Matter; affair.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n comether Used in the phrase ‘to put one's (or the) comether on (a person),’ that is, to subject him to coaxing or wheedling; to win him over by flattery or persuasion, beguile him.
    • n comether Friendly intercourse.
    • n comether Matter; affair.
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Quotations

  • Sir Philip Sidney
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    “With a tale, for soothe, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. dial. pron. of come hither, used in calling cows, etc

Usage

In literature:

Thus in Genesis chapter 30 verse 11: And Leah said, A troop cometh, and she called his name Gad; etc.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Every lion cometh forth from his den.
"The Treasury of Ancient Egypt" by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
"His Life" by William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, Sydney Strong
The kingdom of God, even, cometh not with observation.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
Gurr cometh nightly to the caves.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
Salvation cometh only by it, as is proven by so many dying in order not to abandon it.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
Brother," she said, "and say to him that Matoaka's thoughts go to him each day, even as the tide cometh up the river from the sea.
"The Princess Pocahontas" by Virginia Watson
Hence cometh Bernas Bo Ulad ('the Pass of the Cattle of Ulster').
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
She turns to Carlo Emmanuele, Duke of Savoy, to the hills whence cometh help.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
But he who DOETH TRUTH cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, because THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Not by the hearing of the ear is spiritual truth learned and loved; nor cometh this apprehension from the experiences of others.
"Retrospection and Introspection" by Mary Baker Eddy
He cometh not,' she said.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
The night cometh, and the shears with it, when no man can work.
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
They cometh out as cometh breath, then pass away and are remembered by him no more.
"Kitty Canary" by Kate Langley Bosher
Still, "all cometh to him who knoweth how to wait," and he set himself bravely to his uphill task.
"Queen Victoria" by E. Gordon Browne
So pleaseth she whoever cometh nigh.
"Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"" by John T. Slattery
I'm going to get wet before the rain cometh.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
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In poetry:

Higher and higher
Reacheth my master, Fire. Higher and nigher
Cometh the great god, Fire.
"A Song Of Fire" by Ethel Clifford
Refrain
Rejoice and be glad!
For He cometh again;
He cometh to glory,
The Lamb that was slain.
"Rejoice and Be Glad!" by Horatius Bonar
There cometh a whisper
And a look from a languishing eye
Lovingly praying
"Dear mother! oh let me die!"
"Wishing" by Edwin Arnold
See, the autumn cometh!
The caterpillar
Sighs to the crafty spider,—
Sighs that the tree will not fade.
"To My Friend - Ode I" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sound His praises, tell the story,
Of Him Who was slain;
Sound His praises, tell with gladness,
He cometh again.
"Rejoice and Be Glad!" by Horatius Bonar
And this that cometh after:
How dost thou live, and dare
To meet its empty laughter,
To face its friendless care?
"Earth The Healer, Earth The Keeper" by William Morris

In news:

Robert Falls stages The Iceman Cometh at Goodman Theatre.
James Harms played the self-loathing Jimmy Tomorrow in "The Iceman Cometh" at the Goodman earlier this year.
Sudsfest cometh, so get your tickets.
The world is profoundly changed since O'Neill wrote The Iceman Cometh in 1939.
From Whence Cometh My Help.
Native captured his first title at the Iceman Cometh on Saturday at Timber Ridge, after finishing in the top five the last few years.
Dennehy, in ' Iceman Cometh,' Sells Salvation of the Damned.
Tony Award winner Nathan Lane takes on the role of Hickey in The Iceman Cometh, Eugene O'Neill's epic about booze and illusion, April 21-June 17 at The Goodman Theatre.
On the optional 1 percent tax, 'the pickpocket cometh'.
The postman cometh not so much.
The Taxman Cometh to Online.
Record participation at 23rd Iceman Cometh Race.
Tax man cometh to police you on health care in a couple of years on your tax return.
In communist Cuba, the tax man cometh.
Cometh via e-mail a copy of a letter sent by Charles Linenfelser, Roanoke Aero Services, Inc, to the FBO's landlord, Roanoke Regional Airport (VA).
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