Shinsei Bank came forward on October 31st and admitted to transactions with criminal groups.
As the furor over the mysterious donation grew, Edward Conard came forward as the donor.
The hullaballoo over the female writer who came forward saying that her objections to the episode were ignored will be remembered.
“Well, actually a boy just came forward to the police and alleged sex crimes against Jerry Sandusky,” the source replied.
Only the diehard loyalists—Myrna Loy and Eddie Cantor—came forward enthusiastically.
The girls turned and came forward, one eagerly, the other rather unwillingly.
As eagerly as a boy their owner, Crane, came forward and saluted Allis.
I signed to the men, and as they came forward I went to her and took her hands.
Molly came forward, and threw her arms about him passionately.
Gram smiled as Bud came forward, and he looked at her warily.
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.