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  • ’Then I heard voices approaching me.
  • They started away, and then I could feel them approaching me again.

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  • No Morlocks had approached us.
  • There was scrub and long grass all about us, and I did not feel safe from their insidious approach.
  • VIII ’I found the Palace of Green Porcelain, when we approached it about noon, deserted and falling into ruin.
  • I lit a match, and as I did so, two white forms that had been approaching Weena dashed hastily away.
  • As I approached the pedestal of the sphinx I found the bronze valves were open.
  • At first I did not realize their blindness, and struck furiously at them with my bar, in a frenzy of fear, as they approached me, killing one and crippling several more.

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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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