He said ‘I know you’re not actually gay, but you come across as if you are.
CRs don't include the enforcement bite of a formal budget, but that naunce might come across as inside Washington baseball.
Do you ever come across a word or phrase that so perfectly sums up a concept, you can't believe you haven't known it forever?
Rumors are an excellent solution, because they can be shaped to fit any gap that we come across.
Not Michele Bachmann, who needed to regain some ground but instead managed to come across as both brittle and timid.
Nothing that she had ever come across in fiction could yield half such exquisite bliss.
Captain Cook then invited the natives to come across to them.
If you come across Bunyan in the garden, Dick, do say I want to see him; he's gettin' to be a perfect nuisance.
If we ever come across him again I shall know him by his ugly phiz.
How know that I who stand between them and their greed should pass upon their way, come across their path?
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.