Maoris roasted or steamed their food this way long before Europeans came along, bringing their pots, salted meats, and dried peas.
But Midnight came along to ride a wave of nostalgia for the lions of the 1970s.
That's exactly why we should be so glad it came along when it did.
But experts in the field point out that the law was in place long before Marotta came along.
Christians came along later, started a party, and put it right in the middle of these pre-existing winter festivals.
Then there were four second gunbearers, who came along just behind the first gunbearers.
Presently the gardener's boy from Mrs. Menotti's came along.
How did you get on without me when you came along through the Makanya bush?
Fortunately it happened that I came along not five minutes after he'd carried you off.
I'd nearly got it done, when Jake came along and found me doing it.
Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.