“My coming out has caused me to have no more money from Herman Cain and no offers of help from anyone,” she said.
Tatum: I guess my understanding of school now is different than when I was just coming out of high school.
Why is Snoop Dogg coming out of a refrigerator dressed like German folk singer Roy Black?
I was coming out of a drought, and here was so much passion.
coming out has been a choice athletes have had to make on a personal level for years.
On coming out of school, she told her mother she had a good mark.
It is like coming out of a foetid cave into the evening sunshine.
Just as I stepped into her office I met Evelyn coming out looking like a young thunder cloud.
We are sorry to be 'coming out of the woods' instead of 'going in.'
The girl with the fur scarf and great bundle of music was coming out smiling.
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.