He is a very bright man and that came through loud and clear in his 45-minute nearly extemporaneous talk.
Brooks came through the Old Bailey trial bruised but not defeated.
There are those who panicked and came through—and those whose stories we will never know.
And then he swung, breaking his wrists as he came through it.
The surprise was Nastya, and both of them dragged me into bed as soon as I came through the door.
She bore the taper before you, when you came through the underground passage.
I came through last June, you know, after I left your yacht at Newport.
Then the doors slowly opened and there came through them a ghostly company that seemed endless.
"When you came through the town you waked me up like a whiplash," he was saying.
Of course, he said to himself, he had never thought of this when he came through the lane for the sake of his bad foot.
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.