(1) with reference to his first advent “in the fulness of the time” (1 John 5:20; 2 John 1:7), or (2) with reference to his coming again the second time at the last day (Acts 1:11; 3:20, 21; 1 Thess. 4:15; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 9:28). The expression is used metaphorically of the introduction of the gospel into any place (John 15:22; Eph. 2:17), the visible establishment of his kingdom in the world (Matt. 16:28), the conferring on his people of the peculiar tokens of his love (John 14:18, 23, 28), and his executing judgment on the wicked (2 Thess. 2:8).
[kuhm-ing-out] /ˈkʌm ɪŋˈaʊt/ noun 1. a debut into society, especially a formal debut by a debutante. 2. an acknowledgment of one’s homosexuality, either to oneself or publicly.
- Comings and goings
Movements, activities, as in He’s in and out of the office; I can’t keep up with his comings and goings, or In her job on the school board, Mrs. Smith keeps track of all the comings and goings in town.
- Coming through the rye
A Scottish song with words by Robert Burns. It begins, “If a body meet a body, coming through the rye….”
[kom-int] /ˈkɒmˌɪnt/ noun 1. the gathering of political or military intelligence by interception of wire or radio communications.