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A tall woman in black was coming across the lawn.
We have people coming to dinner tonight.
Billy, I want you to come here right now!
Come and tell me all about it.
Someone is supposed to come this morning to fix the computer.
All the glasses came crashing onto the floor.
We flew into Chicago and came the rest of the way by train.
We came to the conclusion that she must be telling the truth.
All good things must come to an end.
When the Freedom Party came to power they continued these policies.
The new changes will come into effect next month.
As we turned the corner, the top of the Eiffel Tower came into view.
The road comes as far as the post office and then turns into a dirt path.
The water came up to my shoulders.
Police investigated him for three years before the breakthrough came.
It came as no surprise that she left the company.
This news has come as a disappointment to local business leaders.
Coming soon, the new smash-hit comedy starring Julia Roberts.
Instances of bad luck are supposed to come in threes.
July comes before August.
She came first in a national poetry competition.
My children always come first (=are the most important thing for me).
Her husband is kind, helpful, and as handsome as they come.
He had come as Napoleon.
Computers have come a long way since the huge mainframes of the 1950s.
I love getting her letters. Come to think of it, I haven’t had one for a while.
Don’t come the innocent with me!
We’re just taking each day as it comes.
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