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Childhood's End
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  • The thought of approaching the Supervisor directly filled him with dismay, but there seemed no alternative.
  • As he approached, the elderly, thick-set man on the far side of the table leaned forward and stared at him with piercing grey eyes.

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  • As in all problems, there are efficient and inefficient approaches.
  • The virus must have entered his bloodstream: or else he was merely approaching second childhood more quickly than he had supposed.
  • As they approached the front door (which was not very easy to distinguish from the rest of the glass wall facing them) it swung automatically open with a fanfare of trumpets.
  • The news agencies must have had friends in that vehicle, for even as van Ryberg watched it approach, the radio was telling the world that he was no longer merely Assistant-but Acting-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • Now as you may have beard, strange things happen as one approaches the speed of light.
  • Then he realized that they were approaching a submerged mountain, jutting up from the hidden plain.
  • That’s the sensible approach, but it’s surprising how few people see it that way.
  • They leave the Solar System under such tremendous accelerations that they approach the velocity of light in less than an hour.

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  • No-one had thought of questioning Jeff, and the boy must have been thinking it over for a long time before he approached George.
  • Feeling a pygmy, he had climbed up into one of the great seats to try and see something of the approaching planet through the observation windows.
  • When his parents approach us— then, perhaps, we can question him.
  • Jan caught a last glimpse of a giant, sucker-studded arm whipping away at their approach.

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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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