to come across love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. to come upon or meet incidentally.
  • intransitive v. to meet; to find, esp. by chance or suddenly.


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  • And make no mistake, they’re going to come across that ford in more thousands than you ignorant mentulae can count in units!

    The First Man in Rome

  • I’m guessing you’ll hit Big Bend Creek at oh-six-thirty just as the light’s beginning to come across the valley.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Fresh’n Up Burgers: Sometimes all you really want to serve—and eat—is dogs ‘n’ burgers but you don’t want to come across as chintzy or kitschy.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • But we happened to come across another schooner bound for the Lofoten Islands.

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • I suppose I also hoped to come across members of that caravan, so that I might somehow retrieve some of what I had lost, since the Citadel of Amor also lay to the northwest.

    With a Single Spell

  • He happened to come across the album at his sister's, and, after inserting his poetry, took the book to Pongerville's house without finding him at home.


  • Mr. Padge is a man that, I admit, I have no particular liking for, but I felt so glad to come across someone I knew, that I asked him to sit at our table, and I must say that for a short fat man he looked well in uniform, although I think his tunic was rather baggy in the back.

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • And I'll tell you what; you'll be sure to come across my brother Ferdy in them parts, and can tell him how you've seen me.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • "Melendez-Lynch can't understand that, my wanting to come across as a human being instead of some white-coated technocrat.

    Blood Test

  • Where in the maze of the half-deserted city could he hope to come across the trail again?

    Star Flight


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