a1398 J. Trevisa tr. Bartholomaeus Anglicus
(BL Add. 27944)
I. xi. vi. 583
In his risinge and douncomynge dewe ȝeueþ vertue and strengþe to treen.
(Galba & Harl.)
He [sc. Christ] sal þan at his doun commyng Þe taken of þe croys wyth hym bring.
St. Lawrence l. 534 in W. M. Metcalfe
A kyrk..sic ned had of mending, þat it was nere þe done-cummyng.
l. 6367 (MED)
At Cristes don-comyng, ouer-comen was Sathan.
1599 J. Minsheu at Abaxadéro
A place of descending, a side of a hill, a downe comming.
1651 No. 112. 1739
We..have found it most necessary, to desire and invite all Shires..to a joynt correspondence for attending the down-comming of the English Commissioners.
a1698 W. Row Suppl. in R. Blair
Before the bishops' downcoming.
All that wish well to our Zion, and long for the down coming of Babylon.
1859 H. T. Ellis vii. 135
After various and sundry down-comings over the bamboos, fast stickings in the mire, and other mishaps..the welcome lights of the village of Tananan began to gleam through the rain on us.
1883 W. Besant II. vi. 167
A sad downcoming of his lofty aims.
1916 J. H. Moore 98
They have lain on the same great anvil, and felt the down-comings of the same sledge.
1953 M. Traynor 186
Matches (with view to marriage) are made in heaven, but a lot of them are misgiggled in the down-coming.
1988 G. Lamb at Down
Dooncoming, a sloping path or road: I met him in the dooncoming.