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  • verbacquire
  • verbvisit someone

synonyms for come by

  • take possession of
  • get
  • lay hold of
  • obtain
  • procure
  • secure
  • win
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antonyms for come by

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  • give
  • lose
  • miss
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How to use come by in a sentence

In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Never was a change more remarkable than that which had come upon Mrs. Collingwood.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
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requite

WORDS RELATED TO COME BY

  • come by
  • come over
  • crash
  • drop by
  • drop in
  • fall by
  • fall down
  • hit
  • look in on
  • look up
  • play
  • pop in
  • run in
  • see
  • stop by
  • stop in
  • swing by
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