He came back to Abu Salim on Friday, like the Shahoubi brothers, to explore a dark part of his past.
I went to the restroom, and when I came back, she had his cellphone and was standing up at the table.
However, drawing blood seemed to do the trick for the head basher: Youzhny came back to win the match.
When that was laughed out of the park, he came back with Ryan Budget II, which achieved balance about a decade earlier.
He came back, and provided the solid net work that England could not do.
When I came back, the outdoor was open, the room full of smoke, and she all alone!
If he left the room she was restless, unhappy till he came back.
Then he came back to breakfast in his dugout with a hearty appetite.
It was undoubtedly a facer; but Scottie came back in his usual calm manner.
It was to her that it all came back; it was for her that this terrible drama was being enacted.
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.