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  • v. To alternately enter and exit into something (physically or figuratively)
  • v. To repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)


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  • The broad, deep waters about Manhattan Island afforded easy access to the enemy fleet, which could come and go at will up the Hudson and East Rivers and interpose itself between whatever scattered positions the Americans chose to man.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The local fishing people have no need for either a pier or a channel, since they come and go in their shallow-draft canoes.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Dere's time for ye; be off with Lizy -- you've got a pass to come and go any time.

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

  • There's time for ye, -- be off with Lizy, -- you've got a pass to come and go any time.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • Though the couple would be isolated from the clan, except for the other members of the hearth, the rest of those who now shared Droog's fire were free to come and go as they liked.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Our Vestal Virgin status will permit us to come and go in the Vestal side of the Domus Publica at—pardon my pun—will.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Here in the Moreton Bay ash, taken advantage of by the shining calornis, a white-headed, rufous-backed sea-eagle nests, and the graceful, fierce-looking pair come and go among the glittering noisy throng without exciting any special comment.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • If you'd seen as many yellow fever theories come and go as I have, "he shook his head," you'd hesi - tate a long time before you'd commit yourself.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • The flocks come and go between the home and the feeding-ground with noisy exclamations and impetuous haste.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • She would have a private tent, and, as the qadir had directed, the permission to come and go as she pleased.

    The Brothers' War


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