Sometimes, it bothers me when the problems that come between people are easily surmountable.
Tweeters snickered about the sparring to come between European leaders over who would collect the prize in person on Dec. 10.
Romney won this race without ever letting daylight come between him and the far right.
Hitherto Cecile had come between him and all hard times; hitherto, whatever hardships there were to bear, Cecile had borne them.
I will not come between you and your haberdasher, Mr. Ericson.
If you come between me and the prisoners, sir, you won't be long here.
"They might come between you and the dark," retorted Claigue.
You think that I imputed some wrong that was not there, and that owing to me this breach has come between you and your daughter?
How happy he might have been, if he had not come between him and his love.
All forms are evil, the most accredited the most evil, if they come between a man and God.
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.