come as


used to describe the effect that something has when people first learn about it
Their decision came as a surprise (to me).
It should come as no surprise that many people oppose the plan.
The news of her recovery came as a great relief to all of us.

Cite this Entry

“Come as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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