strike (someone) as

idiom

: to cause (someone) to think about someone or something in a particular way
It strikes me as peculiar that she left without a word.
Her comment struck me as odd.
She strikes us as a very qualified candidate.

Examples of strike (someone) as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Samsung workers in South Korea are staging an unprecedented three-day strike as of today, in the hope of securing better pay. Ryan Hogg, Fortune, 8 July 2024 Lightning often strikes outside areas of heavy rain and can strike as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 3 July 2024 Garcia-Linz said the union plans to call a strike as soon as Tuesday if progress isn’t made on contract negotiations and union leaders who have been laid off aren’t reinstated. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 Where once there was one destroyer, for example, the near future could see dozens of autonomous vessels that are similar to missile barges, ready to strike as targets emerge. Christian Brose, Foreign Affairs, 16 Apr. 2019 See all Example Sentences for strike (someone) as 

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“Strike (someone) as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20%28someone%29%20as. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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