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And that day in the woods I thought something had come between us.

The Trinity had, so to speak, come between me and the Godhead.

So of course she can come between a mother and the child of her body.

It seems that she has come between Jean and me, and will always remain there.

That little vagrant to come between him and the girl he would make his wife!

She was only determined that nothing should come between her and a life of ease.

She shall not come between me and happiness with her soft and hypocritical ways!

The girl has come between me and my aims, my vows, my work—everything.

One end has a fork and the other is shaped to come between the fork.

It's Wyckliffe: he's the man who has come between us, and who alone has done all this mischief.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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