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approach
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Gone with the Wind
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  • As he hesitatingly approached the bed she spoke in a hoarse whisper.
  • CHAPTER XV The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan—a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg— and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.

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  • Oh, I know all the approaches.
  • As she stood, looking out of the window, there came to her ears a far-off sound, faint and sullen as the first distant thunder of an approaching storm.
  • The road lay still and deserted and never a cloud of red dust proclaimed the approach of visitors.
  • All the slaves except four women house servants had run away, frightened by the approach of the Yankees.
  • To Scarlett, he seemed as exhilarated and contemptuous as if he got strong pleasure from the situation, as if he welcomed the inferno they were approaching.
  • Between her nervous apprehension over the thought that Melanie’s time was approaching and her unconscious straining to hear the sound of the cannon, she could hardly eat.
  • Galvanized by the authority in her voice, Pork approached the wagon and fumbled at the backboard.
  • She had been crawling with fear, rotten with fear, terrified by the Yankees, terrified by the approaching birth of Beau.

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  • It was the same with the dozen others she approached.
  • What Tommy said was true, she thought, running over in her mind the men she had approached and the ones she intended to approach.
  • Not even Mrs. Merriwether, doughty soul that she was, dared to approach Scarlett on the subject.
  • What Tommy said was true, she thought, running over in her mind the men she had approached and the ones she intended to approach.
  • When she departed from her father’s house forever, she had left a home whose lines were as beautiful and flowing as a woman’s body, as a ship in full sail; a pale pink stucco house built in the French colonial style, set high from the ground in a dainty manner, approached by swirling stairs, banistered with wrought iron as delicate as lace; a dim, rich house, gracious but aloof.
  • The girls thought he must be one of the little cadets who had been called out of military school when Sherman approached Milledgeville but they never knew, for he died without regaining consciousness and a search of his pockets yielded no information.
  • She recalled with a shudder how often she had driven the unwilling horse into fields and woods when she heard soldiers approaching, not knowing if they were friends or foes—recalled, too, her anguish lest a cough, a sneeze or Wade’s hiccoughing might betray them to the marching men.
  • It was the first time in her life she had been sorry for anyone without feeling contemptuous as well, because it was the first time she had ever approached understanding any other human being.
  • When she heard the whistling screams that heralded their approach, she rushed to Melanie’s room and flung herself on the bed beside her, and the two clutched each other, screaming "Oh!
  • When she had brought up a cup of hot tea and a hot brick, rolled in flannel, she looked down at Scarlett and said, with the nearest approach to an apology in her voice Scarlett had ever heard: "Lamb, huccome you din’ tell yo’ own Mammy whut you wuz upter?

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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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