Before long they saw the marching line approaching: the Ents were swinging along with great strides down the slope towards them.
Already they approach.
As the old Ent approached, the trees lifted up their branches, and all their leaves quivered and rustled.
Feeling the approach of spring.
He threatens the Men of Rohan and draws off their help from Minas Tirith, even as the main blow is approaching from the East.
Many of the trees seemed asleep, or as unaware of him as of any other creature that merely passed by; but some quivered, and some raised up their branches above his head as he approached.
In other lands they would have greeted him with kind words; but now they stood silent, each feeling a strange expectancy: something was approaching that held a hidden power-or menace.
Upon the east too sheer and stony was the valley’s side; upon the left, from the west, their final doom approached.
His bow was bent, but one gleaned arrow was all that he had left, and he peered out now, ready to shoot the first Orc that should dare to approach the stair.
The calls were answered; and turning again, the riders saw other creatures of the same kind approaching, striding through the grass.
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The riders, seeing them approach, halted under the shadow of the rock and waited for them.
A wild beast cornered is not safe to approach.
Now the flicker of approaching torches and the clink of steel ahead was very near.
Darker it loomed, and steadily it rose as they approached, until it towered up high above them, shutting out the view of all that lay beyond.
Doubt came into them as the light approached.
Still it approached, and the eyes began to quail.
Certainly the Ring had grown greatly in power as it approached the places of its forging; but one thing it did not confer, and that was courage.
Gollum, however, was helpless with terror, and was convinced that they were being hunted, that their approach was known.
Do not approach their citadel.
Frodo waited, like a bird at the approach of a snake, unable to move.
But as these ranges approached one another, being indeed but parts of one great wall about the mournful plains of Lithlad and of Gorgoroth, and the bitter inland sea of Nurnen amidmost, they swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile.