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approach
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  • When I had been sitting there for five or ten minutes I saw Mahony’s grey suit approaching.
  • I also approached and read: July 1st, 1895 The Rev. James Flynn (formerly of S. Catherine’s Church, Meath Street), aged sixty-five years.

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  • When we had lain on the bank for some time without speaking I saw a man approaching from the far end of the field.
  • He approached the young woman and, without saluting, began at once to converse with her.
  • A silence took possession of the little room and, under cover of it, I approached the table and tasted my sherry and then returned quietly to my chair in the comer.
  • As he approached Hume Street corner he found the air heavily scented and his eyes made a swift anxious scrutiny of the young woman’s appearance.
  • She waited until it was time for the second part to begin in the hope that the secretaries would approach her.
  • His soul had approached that region where dwell the vast hosts of the dead.

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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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