Definitions

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  • v. alternative third person singular past tense form of come

Etymologies

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came +‎ -eth, an incorrect application of the archaic marker of the third-person singular present tense (-eth) to the past tense form of the verb to come.

Examples

  • But in 1961, the word cameth down from Dad on High, and the word was good: "We're driving down to

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  • It was from watching the Stooges that I learned who the iceman was and what he cameth for, that people used to listen to the radio instead of watching television, that a dime would buy you a cup of coffee and a piece of pie, that there were still horse-drawn delivery wagons working in the streets, and that men wore suits everywhere, even in the unemployment line.

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  • Shall now toodle off back to ConservativeHome, whence cameth the link to this topic here.

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  • Yet when it appeared that promotion cameth not from the north either, as the sharper midshipmen had supposed, but rather from a course of conduct that Mr. White proposed to describe under ten main heads, they slowly sank back; and when even promotion was found to be not of this present world, they abandoned him altogether in favor of reflections upon their dinner, plum duff simmering under the equatorial sun.

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  • 'Right worshippfule Sir, Whereas of late have I suceeded to thee Estate wherof mine Fathyr was seised there cameth into myne possessioun alsoe a certeyne quantitie of treasure the whych did my Faither take from a certeyn Papisticalle shippe.

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  • "Tell me whence cameth the nuts, Cunora!" he begged; but the girl pretended to be cross, and shut her mouth as firmly as its contents would allow.

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  • "I must return now to that higher reality from whence I cameth.

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