as a verb
Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature
using the word ‘Come’ as a
“Let the child who broke her slate come forward!”
From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.
“I came for the express purpose of seeing Mr Windsor.”
From ‘Psmith, Journalist’, by P.G. Wodehouse.
“But why were you not there, Edward? — Why did you not come?”
From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.
“Come into the garden, and look at the moon through my telescope.”
From ‘Men of Invention and Industry’, by Samuel Smiles.
“When she first came, I meant to save
her from misery like mine.”
From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.
I felt my breath come quicker in my strong desire to get something out of [him].
“Why did you pick him?”
“Because he was handy and would come cheap.”
From ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
“We should be laughed out of court if we came with such a story and such evidence.”
From ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I invite you all to come up to the
house and visit Mrs Poole’s patient, and my wife!
“Sir Thomas is to achieve many mighty things when he comes home,” said Mary, after a pause.
From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.
“Not yet,” replied Jane. “But now that my dear uncle is come, I hope everything will be well.”
From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.
“Go to him, Elinor,” she cried, as soon as she
could speak, “and force him to come to me.”
Mr Bingley and his sisters came to give their
personal invitation for the long-expected ball at Netherfield.
He saw her concern, and coming to her, took her hand,
pressed it, and kissed it with grateful respect.
“What we pay rates and taxes for I don’t know,
when any ruffian can come in and break one’s goods.”
From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
If anything important had to be done, we used
to send for foreigners to come and teach us how
to do it.
My tongue was loosened at that. “No accident!” I told him.
“When she came to this place, she came weary of her life,
to end it here.”
From ‘The Moonstone’, by Wilkie Collins.
The third night came clear and cold, with a touch in
the air like frost, and a northerly wind that blew the
clouds away and made the stars bright.
From ‘Kidnapped!’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
“I had,” said he, “come to an entirely erroneous conclusion
which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason
from insufficient data.”
“I never read novels; I have something else to do.”
From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.
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