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approach
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Someone else was approaching.
  • They were approaching; they were only a flight from him—and suddenly deliverance!

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  • He approached the room on tiptoe, went down two steps into it and in a faint voice called the porter.
  • He, too, would apparently have liked to approach the girl with some object of his own.
  • You ought to have approached her differently.
  • He had to make haste and at the same time to go someway round, so as to approach the house from the other side….
  • In spite of the momentary desire he had just been feeling for company of any sort, on being actually spoken to he felt immediately his habitual irritable and uneasy aversion for any stranger who approached or attempted to approach him.
  • In spite of the momentary desire he had just been feeling for company of any sort, on being actually spoken to he felt immediately his habitual irritable and uneasy aversion for any stranger who approached or attempted to approach him.
  • By way of answer he saw the little girl’s face approaching him, her full lips naively held out to kiss him.
  • They were by now approaching Bakaleyev’s lodgings, where Pulcheria Alexandrovna and Dounia had been expecting them a long while.

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  • "What did Svidrigailov say to you?" said Dounia, approaching him.
  • I’ve often maintained that that question should not be approached by a novice till he has a firm faith in the system.
  • There was something peculiar in this hesitating question, which seemed approaching something in a roundabout way.
  • He seemed to be approaching cautiously.
  • But how could Porfiry have approached so quietly, like a cat, so that he had heard nothing?
  • He was agitated too, especially at some moments, by the thought of his approaching interview with Sonia: he had to tell her who had killed Lizaveta.
  • But at that moment a gentleman in civilian uniform and an overcoat—a solid-looking official of about fifty with a decoration on his neck (which delighted Katerina Ivanovna and had its effect on the policeman)—approached and without a word handed her a green three-rouble note.
  • He was particularly irritated by the owner of the flat which had been taken in view of his approaching marriage and was being redecorated at his own expense; the owner, a rich German tradesman, would not entertain the idea of breaking the contract which had just been signed and insisted on the full forfeit money, though Pyotr Petrovitch would be giving him back the flat practically redecorated.
  • On Pulcheria Alexandrovna’s anxiously and timidly inquiring as to "some suspicion of insanity," he replied with a composed and candid smile that his words had been exaggerated; that certainly the patient had some fixed idea, something approaching a monomania—he, Zossimov, was now particularly studying this interesting branch of medicine—but that it must be recollected that until to-day the patient had been in delirium and…. and that no doubt the presence of his family would have a…
  • He remembered clearly the expression in Lizaveta’s face, when he approached her with the axe and she stepped back to the wall, putting out her hand, with childish terror in her face, looking as little children do when they begin to be frightened of something, looking intently and uneasily at what frightens them, shrinking back and holding out their little hands on the point of crying.

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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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