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Just round the corner, they came across a man clearing out an old barn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rarely did we come across other groups. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Do you think your suspicious mind might make you come across as very judgmental? The Sun (2011)The place is so remote that you can walk for hours without coming across a single person. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can ruin your chances if you come across bad. The Sun (2012)Then she came across a man drinking beer in a front garden. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were stopped when another parent came across them by chance. Times, Sunday Times (2007)On that walk we came across a man having an epileptic fit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He wanders from the group and comes across a distressed young bull elephant with one leg in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How would one feel if one was to go walking in nature and suddenly came across a group of naked people? Times, Sunday Times (2009)He came across it by chance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Up the road, he came across a car accident. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)But when you have emotions, you find it comes across in a really real way. The Sun (2014)The unnamed woman rescued the four-year-old after coming across the accident scene. The Sun (2010)This apparently makes Germans come across as more human. Times, Sunday Times (2006)C. Talk to the first person you come across? The Sun (2010)It's a bit like coming across an accident. The Sun (2010)But steely though she can be, she comes across in person as perfectly pleasant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We came across one man in his mid-thirties doing the climb barefoot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Anger is your worst enemy Holding on to it will make you come across as brittle or flat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When he failed to meet his daughter, she and her mum looked for him and came across the accident. The Sun (2015)Where it becomes trickier is when we come across behaviour we find morally offensive, but over which we have no jurisdiction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The problem is that all kind of good musical and lyrical themes come across as thrown together, rather than making coherent sense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sometimes I come across truly great finds which are of museum quality or have special historic significance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of course I've come across couples still together where one or other partner has not been entirely monogamous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When you see an athlete perform, you have a pretty fair idea what sort of person you're going to come across when you meet up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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