It shows how unfortunately different victims of sexual assault are treated from those who come forward as victims of other crimes.
Sharon Bialek, who publicly accused Herman Cain of harassment Monday, was fired from her job and waited years to come forward.
For sure… he made the choice to come forward, and he knew that it meant people would talk about him.
Hasidic Judaism has a reputation for subverting and abusing women—and women have come forward with testimony to prove it.
The public is encouraged to come forward with any information about the suspect.
The chief had come forward with that odious smiling face of his.
After listening a while he beckoned for the men to come forward.
The Professor did not come forward to meet her; his manner was stiff and formal.
Ernest had come forward, and was standing but a few feet from Luke and his captive.
You will come forward until you can reach the chair here by sticking out your 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.