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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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approach
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • WITHOUT A POSSIBILITY OF EVER APPROACHING NEARER.
  • One of the prefects, smiling and nodding his head, approached the dark corner and, having bowed to the stout old lady, said pleasantly: —Is this a beautiful young lady or a doll that you have here, Mrs Tallon?

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  • His flesh shrank together as it felt the approach of the ravenous tongues of flames, dried up as it felt about it the swirl of stifling air.
  • He had not gone one step nearer the lives he had sought to approach nor bridged the restless shame and rancour that had divided him from mother and brother and sister.
  • He approached timidly and knelt at the last bench in the body, thankful for the peace and silence and fragrant shadow of the church.
  • Her eyes seemed to regard him with mild pity; her holiness, a strange light glowing faintly upon her frail flesh, did not humiliate the sinner who approached her.
  • He listened in reverent silence now to the priest’s appeal and through the words he heard even more distinctly a voice bidding him approach, offering him secret knowledge and secret power.
  • Some instinct, waking at these memories, stronger than education or piety, quickened within him at every near approach to that life, an instinct subtle and hostile, and armed him against acquiescence.
  • Stephen closed the door quietly and approached the fireplace.
  • Death, a cause of terror to the sinner, is a blessed moment for him who has walked in the right path, fulfilling the duties of his station in life, attending to his morning and evening prayers, approaching the holy sacrament frequently and performing good and merciful works.

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  • He saw her approach him in a lull of the talk and beg him to sing one of his curious songs.

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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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