Chaos has come again, and Dylan seems pulled to the dark side.
"Oh, let it go till I come again," said Gardley, impatient to be off.
If I come again in an hour with my poor baby, will he be at home then?
There's no place to hide them in and I think they'll come again to-night.
But I don't dare to hope, do I, that you will condescend to come again and dance with me?
The thought of it was to him the strangest of raptures, the reverie of a child dreaming of a distant mother, soon to come again.
If you'll come again I'll bring you something else another day.
"come again, and we'll hunt for some together," said the child, with instant response of cordiality.
Still, as long as the child was alive, his chance might come again.
He had a moment's respite now, for Fortunio stung—though lightly—was not likely to come again until he had others to support him.
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.
To repeat something; RUN something BY AGAIN •Nearly always a request, or an expression of disbelief at what one has heard: Come again? Did I hear what I hope I didn't? (1884+)