as in to seem
to give the impression of being the law professor comes across as a bit of an ogre at first, but he's actually quite personable

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“Come across (as).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/come%20across%20%28as%29. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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