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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • He approached the gate of the meadow.
  • Here he ensconced himself, and peeped through the loophole in the direction of the rider’s approach.

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  • The tramp of a horse was apparent, approaching the front of the building.
  • "The new shepherd will want a man under him," suggested Henery Fray, trying to make himself official again by a sideway approach towards her chair.
  • Indeed, he seemed to approach the grave as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line—less directly as he got nearer, till it was doubtful if he would ever reach it at all.
  • A crooked file of men was approaching the back door.
  • The blaze, enlarging in a double ratio by his approach and its own increase, showed him as he drew nearer the outlines of ricks beside it, lighted up to great distinctness.
  • On approaching the nook in which the fold was constructed, the farmer drew out his pocket-book, unfastened it, and allowed it to lie open on his hand.
  • Norcombe Hill—not far from lonely Toller-Down—was one of the spots which suggest to a passer-by that he is in the presence of a shape approaching the indestructible as nearly as any to be found on earth.
  • Indeed, he seemed to approach the grave as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line—less directly as he got nearer, till it was doubtful if he would ever reach it at all.

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  • "Drink, Henry Fray—drink," magnanimously said Jan Coggan, a person who held Saint-Simonian notions of share and share alike where liquor was concerned, as the vessel showed signs of approaching him in its gradual revolution among them.
  • CHAPTER XVIII BOLDWOOD IN MEDITATION—REGRET Boldwood was tenant of what was called Little Weatherbury Farm, and his person was the nearest approach to aristocracy that this remoter quarter of the parish could boast of.
  • The noise approached, came close, and a figure was apparently on the point of gliding past her when something tugged at her skirt and pinned it forcibly to the ground.
  • When the manoeuvre was complete he approached her.
  • He reached the front, and approaching the entrance, saw a light in the parlour.
  • In approaching the door, his toe kicked something which felt and sounded soft, leathery, and distended, like a boxing-glove.
  • It was the first move of the approaching storm.
  • But as he approached, some one opened the door and came out.
  • As Oak approached the building the sound of violins and a tambourine, and the regular jigging of many feet, grew more distinct.
  • A week or two after the shearing, Bathsheba, feeling a nameless relief of spirits on account of Boldwood’s absence, approached her hayfields and looked over the hedge towards the haymakers.
  • The paddock abutted on this end of the building, and in the paddock she could just discern by the uncertain gray a moving figure approaching the horse that was feeding there.
  • Though the overshadowing trees and the approach of eventide enveloped them in gloom, Bathsheba could see plainly enough to discern the extreme poverty of the woman’s garb, and the sadness of her face.
  • It appeared that there had been a previous call which they had not noticed, for on their close approach the door of the turnpike-house opened, and the keeper came out half-dressed, with a candle in his hand.
  • This was to some footsteps that were heard approaching.
  • The three soon drew near the malt-house, approaching it from the adjoining orchard, and not by way of the street.
  • The two men then approached each other and seemed to engage in earnest conversation.
  • He, still holding her, came up the room, and thus, hand in hand, Troy and Bathsheba approached the coffin’s side.
  • The woman—for it was a woman—approached with her face askance, as if looking earnestly on all sides of her.
  • The air was warm and muggy, and the top seemed to recede as he approached.
  • Boldwood approached Gabriel, and as Oak tied the neckerchief the farmer went on feverishly— "Does a woman keep her promise, Gabriel?"
  • "Let’s come closer," whispered Samway; and they approached on tiptoe.
  • Once out of the farm, the approach of poverty would be sure.
  • Boldwood knew how false this picture was as regarded himself; but he had proved that it was the only tone in which she would allow him to approach her.
  • Up the hill stretched a road nearly straight and perfectly white, the two sides approaching each other in a gradual taper till they met the sky at the top about two miles off.
  • It would be possible to approach her by the channel of her good nature, and to suggest a friendly businesslike compact between them for fulfilment at some future day, keeping the passionate side of his desire entirely out of her sight.
  • This, necessarily a slow process, he found to be not altogether so difficult, and though there was no choice of a landing-place—the objects on shore passing by him in a sad and slow procession—he perceptibly approached the extremity of a spit of land yet further to the right, now well defined against the sunny portion of the horizon.
  • That she had never, by look, word, or sign, encouraged a man to approach her—that she had felt herself sufficient to herself, and had in the independence of her girlish heart fancied there was a certain degradation in renouncing the simplicity of a maiden existence to become the humbler half of an indifferent matrimonial whole—were facts now bitterly remembered.

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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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