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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see come,‎ at.
  • v. To come to; to attend.
  • v. To enter into sexual relations with.
  • v. To get to, especially with effort or difficulty.
  • v. To attack, to harass.


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  • We drift over slumbering France, following the silver ribbon of the Seine, climb higher over snow-draped mountains, all in an instant as though time and space have no meaning, until we come at last to the city bathed in gold where rats scurry out of every sewer and into every palace.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Interrogations could come at any time of the day or night.

    The Longest War

  • Longtop's issues follow at least a dozen trading halts on other Chinese stocks, primarily smaller companies that entered the U.S. markets via reverse mergers, and come at a time when investors are concerned that growth in China is slowing.

    Taomee Gets Set For Debut

  • After the coarse filing of the first section of saw was done, he fine-filed it, then shifted the saw along his lap to come at the next section.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Even Sebilleau, the illiterate Orliac had elected to the tribunal, seemed to have come at least half awake upon hearing her declaration.

    The Chisholms

  • But as some end was doubtless intended to be answered by it, I am laid under the disagreeable necessity of returning my answer through the same channel lest any member of that honorable body should harbor an unfavorable suspicion of my having practised some indirect means to come at the contents of the confidential letters between you and General Conway.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • And although we each come at this book from different angles—Lauren L. came out less than a year ago and Lauren B. has been out for five years—the goal is to celebrate our shared experience.

    Same Sex in the City

  • THE ADVANCES OF SCIENCE in the modern age have come at the cost of certain traditional reasons for belief in God.

    The Language of God

  • And they said, ‘Okay, come at four o’clock Saturday.

    The House on the Gulf

  • As we sat down at the table his first demand was for "Mastika," a peculiar Greek drink distilled from mastic gum, and his second demand invariably was "Du beurre!" with the "r's" as silent as the stars; and if it failed to come at once the waiter was made to feel the enormity of his tardiness.

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis


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