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approach
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Heart of Darkness
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  • As I approached the glow from the dark I found myself at the back of two men, talking.
  • Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute, as if angered by the approach of the sun.

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  • Approach cautiously.’
  • Approach cautiously.’
  • But the warning could not have been meant for the place where it could be only found after approach.
  • They approached again, just as the manager was saying, ’No one, as far as I know, unless a species of wandering trader—a pestilential fellow, snapping ivory from the natives.’
  • Moreover, he pointed out that if the warning to approach cautiously were to be followed, we must approach in daylight—not at dusk, or in the dark.
  • Moreover, he pointed out that if the warning to approach cautiously were to be followed, we must approach in daylight—not at dusk, or in the dark.
  • The approach to this Kurtz grubbing for ivory in the wretched bush was beset by as many dangers as though he had been an enchanted princess sleeping in a fabulous castle.
  • ’I don’t want to know anything of the ceremonies used when approaching Mr. Kurtz,’ I shouted.

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  • I saw the time approaching when I would be left alone of the party of ’unsound method.’
  • Anything approaching the change that came over his features I have never seen before, and hope never to see again.
  • He began with the argument that we whites, from the point of development we had arrived at, ’must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings—we approach them with the might as of a deity,’ and so on, and so on.
  • II "One evening as I was lying flat on the deck of my steamboat, I heard voices approaching—and there were the nephew and the uncle strolling along the bank.

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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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