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approach
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • They were now on level ground, and the road after much winding lay straight ahead through grass-land sprinkled with tall trees, outliers of the approaching woods.
  • Clip-clop, clip-clop came the approaching rider.

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  • ’Well,’ the farmer continued, approaching his point with slow relish, ’he came riding on a big black horse in at the gate, which happened to be open, and right up to my door.
  • As they approached he took it out of his mouth and spat.
  • On either side ahead a darkness began to loom through the mist; and he guessed that they were at last approaching the gap in the hills, the north-gate of the Barrow-downs.
  • Again Gandalf approached the wall, and lifting up his arms he spoke in tones of command and rising wrath.
  • They sprang up as the travellers approached, and Frodo saw that they were tall and clad in grey mail, and from their shoulders hung long white cloaks.
  • He made no answer, he was gazing intently at the sky; but before long Sam could see for himself what was approaching.
  • Even as he spoke, they saw, as if she came in answer to their words, the Lady Galadriel approaching.
  • Frodo peering forward saw in the distance two great rocks approaching: like great pinnacles or pillars of stone they seemed.

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  • Far away a figure came slowly down the road, faint and small at first, but growing larger and clearer as it approached.
  • When he lay down he quickly went to sleep, but it seemed to him that the dream went on: he heard whispers, and saw the two pale points of light approaching, slowly.
  • Even as he did so, a dark shape, like a cloud and yet not a cloud, for it moved far more swiftly, came out of the blackness in the South, and sped towards the Company, blotting out all light as it approached.
  • ’Some folk have all the luck,’ they said; but it was not until Frodo approached the usually more sober age of fifty that they began to think it queer.

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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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