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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
  • When we slowed to a walk at the edge of the schoolyard, Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him, I was not to approach him with requests to enact a chapter of Tarzan and the Ant Men, to embarrass him with references to his private life, or tag along behind him at recess and noon.
  • ...and when we approached Mrs. Dubose’s house my baton was grimy from having picked it up out of the dirt so many times.

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  • It was summertime, and two children scampered down the sidewalk toward a man approaching in the distance.
  • According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, however, Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him.

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  • Winter is approaching.
  • I grew more nervous as the test approached.

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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
as in: use the best approach Define
a way of doing something; or a rout that leads to a particular place
as in: approached her with the proposal Define
to speak with someone about something for the first time -- such as a proposal -- often something discussed in a delicate, tentative way
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