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Coming (adjective)

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Co'ming. participial adj. [from come.]

  1. Fond; forward; ready to come.

    Now will I be your Rosalind in a more coming on disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it. Shakespeare.

    That very lapidary himself, with a coming stomach, and in the cock's place, would have made the cock's choice. L'Estr.

    That he had been so affectionate a husband, was no ill argument to the coming dowager. Dryd. Virg. Æn. Dedic.

    On morning wings, how active springs the mind,
    How easy every labour it pursues,
    How coming to the poet every muse!
    Pope's Imit. of Horace.

  2. Future; to come.

    Praise of great acts, he scatters as a seed,
    Which may the like in coming ages breed.
    Roscommon.

Sources: Shakespeare's As You Like It (40) · Dillon, Wentworth (Roscommon) (31) · Dryden, John (788) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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