come across as


: to seem to be
He comes across as (being) a good speaker.
He came across as a nice guy.

Examples of come across as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Mod’s hands, Shruti never panders for pity or respect either from audiences or from Whishaw’s Adam, never makes Shruti come across as a victim or as a naive dilettante. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2023 This will come across as an ad and the press won't pick up your story. Adrian Falk, Forbes, 4 May 2023 This warm white with gray undertones still manages to come across as a true white. Zoe Gowen, Southern Living, 21 Jan. 2023 Nearly 80 — his birthday is in June — Manilow could be expected to come across as some pontificating elder statesman of pop. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2023 But the board also said that Meta seemed to prioritize under-enforcing moderation as opposed to over-enforcing, seemingly out of fear policing would come across as censorship. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 6 Dec. 2022 The unlikely bedfellows could easily come across as not only incongruous, but needlessly gimmicky. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 31 Oct. 2022 Wording intended to be honest and gentle can come across as quite the opposite — contrived, say, or mealy-mouthed — to a reader. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2022 There are structural flaws, elements that come across as excessively derivative, a yawning void where thematic resonance should be. Vulture, 19 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Come across as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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