Definition of Come short
1. Verb. Fail to meet (expectations or standards).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Short
Literary usage of Come short
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans: with remarks on the commentaries of by Robert Haldane (1874)
"If they come short of obeying the law, they have, as sinners, come short of that glory, and honour, and immortality, in His presence, which can only be ..."
2. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle to the Hebrews by Albert Barnes (1857)
"The phrase t come short of it1 is probably used with reference to the journey to the promised land, where they who came out of Egypt came short ofthat land, ..."
3. Short Discourses to be Read in Families by William Jay (1812)
"Let us therefore fear list a promise being left its of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.—Heb. iv. ..."
4. Sermons by Henry Melvill (1853)
"He " seems to come short " of the promised rest, who, in the judgment of ... why should we further concern ourselves as to the not " seeming to come short ? ..."
5. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1838)
"... but are not of us. to rest in your services : and so, come short of the hidden life, enjoyed through faith in the light and life of Christ, ..."
6. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"... THE MOST GLORIOUS HYPOCRITES come short IN ALL. SECTION I. Use 3. Make, therefore, a narrow search whether you have this fullness of the Spirit or no. ..."