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approach
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Candide
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  • The young man approaches, he raises the veil with a timid hand.
  • The Abbe was not the man to approach Miss Clairon, who saw only good company.

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  • Candide, from a natural impulse, looked at these two slaves more attentively than at the other oarsmen, and approached them with pity.
  • We have a crowd of silly writings, but all together do not approach the impertinence of ’Gauchat, Doctor of Divinity.’
  • The company in great surprise looked at one another without speaking a word, when another domestic approached his master and said to him: "Sire, your Majesty’s chaise is at Padua, and the boat is ready."
  • The aged faithful attendant, victim of a hundred acts of rape by negro pirates, remembers that she is the daughter of a pope, and that in honor of her approaching marriage with a Prince of Massa-Carrara all Italy wrote sonnets of which not one was passable.

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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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