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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • SECOND FAIRY Weaving spiders, come not here; Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence; Beetles black, approach not near; Worm nor snail do no offence.
  • — By day’s approach look to be visited.

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  • THESEUS Let him approach.
  • Approach, ye furies fell!
  • PUCK My fairy lord, this must be done with haste, For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast; And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger, At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there, Troop home to churchyards: damned spirits all, That in cross-ways and floods have burial, Already to their wormy beds are gone; For fear lest day should look their shames upon They wilfully exile themselves from light, And must for aye consort with black-brow’d night.

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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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