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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good heart as I can bid the other four farewell, I should be glad of his approach; if he have the condition of a saint and the complexion of a devil, I had rather he should shrive me than wive me.
  • Approach; Here dwells my father Jew.

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  • Madam, there is alighted at your gate A young Venetian, one that comes before To signify th’ approaching of his lord; From whom he bringeth sensible regreets; To wit,—besides commends and courteous breath,— Gifts of rich value.

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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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