Definitions

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  • n. The future.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The future.

Etymologies

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From to +‎ come.

Examples

  • Gregory asks, "How long do we have to have a discussion," and points out that Paul Ryan, author of the "roadmap" and deliverer to-come of the GOP rebuttal to the SOTU, calls for "draconian" cuts to social security that the GOP won't even come behind.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • The ugly feeling of privilege and status afforded by getting lucky in the lottery of birthplace (well in my case I was actually born in Tehran but lucked-out with determined to-come to-America parents, but you understand what I mean).

    Sepehr Vakil: My Trip To South Africa

  • They cling to me faithfully, and I think that my patients might fear that I was trying to usher them into the "realm -to-come", alas !

    Perfume Review: Annick Goutal Les Orientalistes- Ambre Fetiche, Myrrhe Ardente, & Encens Flamboyant

  • In this interview with Forbidden Planet, when asked about his to-come novel Jerusalem, the interviewer asks if it will have “one of these intractable, impenetrable first chapters like with Voice of the Fire,” to which Moore replies:

    On deciding whether to watch Watchmen

  • Deconstruction reveals that a universal democracy is always unfulfilled, always a democracy to-come.

    Kant and Carl Schmitt, Habermas and Derrida, Baudrillard and Badiou

  • S. O'BRIEN: Wasn't Paul Volcker supposed to-come in and sort of clear this all up, bring some resolution to this massively complicated problem?

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2005

  • And all in the air a fluttered consciousness of the to-come, the present nothing, an hour hence everything -- like the suspense of nature before gales, and that greatness and novelty of marriage - mornings: for such a bride that day would rush to the brine as it had never embraced.

    The Lord of the Sea

  • "What a place!" said the professor, halting the beast he rode, which, like its fellows, instead of paying the slightest heed seemed to welcome the rest; and they all stood bowing their heads gently as if it were a mere matter of course, and no broad hint of their fate in the to-come.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp

  • All the vast continent of Africa seemed to be before him, dim, shadowy, and mysterious, and as he sank at last into a feverish sleep, it was with his brother's despairing face gazing at him, the reproachful eyes sunken and strained and looking farewell before all was dark with the obscurity of the to-come.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp

  • But now the girl was older, and if once she had her imagination awakened, her fearful directness would touch the spot, question, bring on the scene to-come, necessarily to come, dreaded much more than death by her mother.

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

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