The stats I came across suggested that this was relatively recent.
I came across one of his best-sellers, "The Matzah of Zion," in Damascus this summer.
This installation, however, shows that this was not always how they came across.
And Christie came across as very credible, he was at his no-b.s., regular-guy best.
Despite his passion, however, Santorum came across as whiny.
Here and there we came across improvised bivouacs of infantry.
"Will, let's go to meeting to-night," he said, the next time he came across Will Bailey.
"I wasn't aware that you knew her until you came across her here," said Ormsgill.
Thus she came across the white gloves, and she feared to look in them.
In the morning I came across many parties, small and large, of men and big boys who were out hare-hunting with a few dogs.
Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.