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    now comes proof

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "" in the following context:

    Labour has spent the last week gurning about how unlucky it is with the media, the political weather and much else. But now comes proof that Lady Luck favours no one: it was not, despite the claims of some Tories, anything other than bad luck for David Cameron that the Irish vote on Europe coincided with the start of his conference. And so, here we go, back to the future.

    Does "now comes proof " simply mean "it is becomong obvious that"?

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    Re: now comes proof

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "" in the following context:

    Labour has spent the last week gurning about how unlucky it is with the media, the political weather and much else. But now comes proof that Lady Luck favours no one: it was not, despite the claims of some Tories, anything other than bad luck for David Cameron that the Irish vote on Europe coincided with the start of his conference. And so, here we go, back to the future.

    Does "now comes proof " simply mean "it is becomong obvious that"?
    It means: "now one can confirm" or "now you can see it is true" or simply "now it is proved".

    See another examples:
    1) "Mr. Amabo was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, now comes proof whether he deserved it or not, since he is making a move in Natsinahgefa."
    2) "Fermat claimed he proved his celebrated last theorem in the XVII century. Now that Wiles showed the world his work comes proof that Fermat could not have achieved such result with the mathematical tools of his time."
    3) "The world is expecting CERN's announcement: 'Now comes proof from Science, the Higgs particle was detected.' "

    PS Not a native speaker

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    Re: now comes proof

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    It means: "now one can confirm" or "now you can see it is true" or simply "now it is proved".

    See another examples:
    1) "Mr. Amabo was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, now comes proof whether he deserved it or not, since he is making a move in Natsinahgefa."
    2) "Fermat claimed he proved his celebrated last theorem in the XVII century. Now that Wiles showed the world his work comes proof that Fermat could not have achieved such result with the mathematical tools of his time."
    3) "The world is expecting CERN's announcement: 'Now comes proof from Science, the Higgs particle was detected.' "

    PS Not a native speaker
    Thank you very much, ymnisky.

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