Definition of Come short

1. Verb. Fail to meet (expectations or standards).

Exact synonyms: Fall Short
Generic synonyms: Disappoint, Let Down

Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Short

come online
come ons
come out
come out in
come out in the wash
come out of one's shell
come out of the woodwork
come out smelling like a rose
come out smelling of roses
come out swinging
come out with
come over
come round
come short (current term)
come stà
come the acid
come the raw prawn
come thick and fast
come through
come to
come to Jesus
come to a close
come to a head
come to an end
come to blows
come to grief
come to grips
come to grips with

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. ..."

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