Thesaurus / come-on
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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.
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
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
The Afghan was true to his salt, and their own retainers, who had come with them from Lucknow, remained steadfast at this crisis.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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