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Antony and Cleopatra
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  • You have seen and prov’d a fairer former fortune Than that which is to approach.
  • —My lord approaches.

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  • Our overplus of shipping will we burn; And, with the rest full-mann’d, from the head of Actium Beat the approaching Caesar.
  • Most noble sir, arise; the queen approaches: Her head’s declin’d, and death will seize her, but Your comfort makes the rescue.
  • Approach, and speak.
  • Approach there.
  • Approach, ho! all’s not well: Caesar’s beguil’d.
  • —Trumpeters, With brazen din blast you the city’s ear; Make mingle with our rattling tabourines; That heaven and earth may strike their sounds together, Applauding our approach.
  • Our Italy Shines o’er with civil swords: Sextus Pompeius Makes his approaches to the port of Rome; Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction: the hated, grown to strength, Are newly grown to love: the condemn’d Pompey, Rich in his father’s honour, creeps apace Into the hearts of such as have not thriv’d Upon the present state, whose numbers threaten; And quietness, grown sick of rest, would purge By any desperate change.
  • You come not Like Caesar’s sister: the wife of Antony Should have an army for an usher, and The neighs of horse to tell of her approach Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way Should have borne men; and expectation fainted, Longing for what it had not; nay, the dust Should have ascended to the roof of heaven, Rais’d by your populous troops: but you are come A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented The ostentation of our love, which left unshown Is often left unlov’d; we should…

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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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