come in


  • Coming in to Puttenham
    Coming in to Puttenham
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come in take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
    • v come in to insert between other elements "She interjected clever remarks"
    • v come in be received "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
    • v come in to come or go into "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
    • v come in come into fashion; become fashionable
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When I come to think the matter over in cold blood When I come to think the matter over in cold blood

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • Come in to enter: to give in, to yield:
    • Come in (fencing, Shak.) to get within the opponent's guard
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  • Anne Sophie Swetchine
    “In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.”
  • Will Rogers
    “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.”
  • Ralph W. Stockman
    Ralph W. Stockman
    “The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority.”
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    “To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”


Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
Not know enough to come in out of the rain - Someone who doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain is particularly stupid.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cuman; Ger. kommen, to come.


In literature:

It is so in the course of a hundred or two years, when emigration does not come in to disturb the purity of the blood.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Later on in de War de Yankees come in all around us and camp, and de overseer git sweet as honey in de comb!
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
There was nothing in the pleasant "Come in" to alarm the small man; he started to retreat, but stopped when the door was thrown wide.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He's coming in as a clerk at first, but Harris says he's to be taken in as a partner in time.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
In the Detective Office the Sergeant who had come in at roll-call stretched himself behind the desk and thought of home.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
But though she had come, she had not come in any of the spirit of humility.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
Here's where our difference in race comes in.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Some of these were in town, coming in on horseback or in their white-covered wagons, and bringing wife or daughter.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Everyone in the town was down to see them come in.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
When my next birthday comes in December I will be eighty-eight years old.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Lady Mason was certainly both interesting and comely in her grief.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Instead of Himself coming in glory there comes another last message to them.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
In about half or three-quarters of a hour I seen Old Man Wisner's car coming in; there was lights in the car and I could see him plain.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
Great stacks of furs still coming in from some quarter, haranguing, bargaining, shouting, coming to blows, and the interference of soldiers.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Nora had come in with the cat dressed in one of her own long baby frocks.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Won't her mother give it to her whin she comes in!
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I prefer being in my place when the others come in.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The girls are to come in the afternoon and bring their sewing.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He had just come in from the barn in time to hear his daughter's objections.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Will you ask her to come in here?
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott

In poetry:

The gates they were opent,
they let him come in,
But fause traitor Huntly,
he did him great harm.
"The Bonnie Earl Moray" by Andrew Lang
Come, in the minstrel's lay;
When two hearts meet,
And true hearts greet,
And all is morn and May.
"Come Thou" by Mary Baker Eddy
There is poetry there
In the whirl and the spin
For the makers of rhyme
Who shall dare to come in.
"Modern Poets" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
We come in many guises;
But every one is plain
To each pure thought that rises
Again and yet again.
"The Spirits for Good" by Henry Lawson
And vice, and crime, and sin,
And enmity, and pain,
Be never suffered to come in
To mar our peace again—
"Ode. "In bonds of friendship sweet"" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Waste of life and woe of fight,
Nothing do concern me;
If the soldier comes in right,
Surely he shall earn me.
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Asian schoolchildren dominate in reading, math and science, coming in ahead of their peers in Europe and the US, according to an international study released Tuesday.
Police say there could still be more calls coming in and that could put the vandalism numbers in the hundreds.
This getup would've come in handy in prison.
There's a storm front coming in and it has nothing to do with a change in the weather.
The "Bathing Bad" bath salts , which are used in baths and not as illegal drugs, come in 8-ounce plastic bags.
"There have been a few sleepless nights, sometimes the kids go in my room, if we hear something in the house, we're worried the bear could come in, you hear stories of bears coming in," Madeline Lofblad said.
0 Former ICM Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Berg exits the agency, in a departure that comes in the wake of a management buyout.
Justice has been a long time coming in the case of Andrew Garcia, a 4-month-old infant shot dead outside a Van Nuys home in 2009.
Yes, I realize milk hasn't come in jugs in decades.
Brewpubs tend to focus more on the beer, with the food coming in a close second, but a well-known brewery in Munster, Indiana is now raising its game in the kitchen after a serious expansion.
If you aren't in a position to hire a coordinator or you're a do it yourself type of gal, having bridesmaids that you can rely on to assist you will come in handy.
The Blue Earth City Council used some creative budgeting to add back in every single item that was on their "wish list" and still come in with just.
With BP still struggling to cap the runaway Macondo oil deposit deep in the Gulf of Mexico, possible solutions – some of them quite explosive – are coming in from far and wide.
" Chandlers are a good-tasting, sweet strawberry - and they come in season early," said Bill Maxwell, of Maxwell's Farm in Jameswater, New Jersey.
Four-year-old Amani won 10 of 11 starts in her native Chile in a one-year span starting in December 2010, nine of those victories coming in stakes events.

In science:

Quantum chromodynamics is a gauge theory of quarks that come in six different flavors and three different colors.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
From the geometric analysis one knows that D-branes in CY compactifications come in two species.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Boundary fields come in families, labelled by their automorphism type. 10 This quantum number provides a grading on the annuli.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The full root system Φ consists of the images of all roots under W ; these roots come in pairs, and we can take the system Φ+ of positive roots to be the set of all roots which are positive linear combinations of the simple roots; this includes one root from each pair.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
When the four j ’s are equal, the number of independent intertwiners at v , and thus of eigenvalues of ˆqv , is j + 1; when j is even, one of those eigenvalues is zero, while the others, and all eigenvalues when j is odd, come in pairs of opposite signs and therefore give doubly degenerate volume eigenvalues.
Statistical geometry of random weave states
Then a third factor comes in, i.e. the spatial overlap of the mode function and the gain region.
Localized Random Lasing Modes and a New Path for Observing Localization
There is only one limitation concerning the shift velocity: it must be small enough to provide levelling in sections of A and B coming in connection.
Classical teleportation
In the dependent case, we prove that Fisher information is ‘almost sub-additive’ – the interest comes in trying to bound the error term.
An information-theoretic Central Limit Theorem for finitely susceptible FKG systems
In the case of the Web β is estimated in the range 3–4, i.e., to each added link in the Web comes in the average 3 to 4 links that connect preexisting nodes at each time step of the evolution.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
Further restrictions are to come in section 3.
Physics with exotic probability theory
They come in the description of both quantum and classical spin chains.
Elementary Excitations in Quantum Antiferromagnetic Chains: Dyons, Spinons and Breathers
Dependence comes in many forms, and one of the targets of modern probability theory has been to derive robust techniques for studying it.
The Random-Cluster Model
Since spins are assumed to come in two basic types, we take as sample space the set Σ = {−1, +1}V .
The Random-Cluster Model
We present and investigate an extension of the classical random graph to a general class of inhomogeneous random graph models, where vertices come in different types, and the probability of realizing an edge depends on the types of its terminal vertices.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
Electrons, by experiment, come in sets that have a total number associated.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory