Online Dictionary

come down to us Explained

come down to us at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|verb|head=to come down to us
  • Inter: idiomati » c To survive to the present day; to be extant in some form.
    1. 1858: Charles Henry Cooper & Thompson Cooper, Athenae Cantabrigienses, vol. 1, p. 138
    2. : It is somewhat remarkable that none of bishop Ridley’s sermons have come down to us.
    3. 2002: Alexander J. Morin (ed.), Classical Music: The Listeners Companion'', p. 638
    4. : There is some confusion about this work since the original has disappeared, and scholars have assumed that what has come down to us is not by Mozart.
    5. 2003: Vivien Law, The History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600, p. 170

  • : As you’ll have noticed, a large number of pre-Renaissance writings on language have come down to us without any indication of their author’s name, or with a false one attached.