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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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  • As they approached it, they saw to their surprise a large crowd jostling out side the doors, trying to get in.
  • "Password?" she said as they approached.

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  • They approached it eagerly but next moment had stopped in their tracks, horrified.
  • They approached slowly, squinting through the darkness.
  • As eleven o’clock approached, the whole school started to make its way down to the Quidditch stadium.
  • "This will be a bit of a shock," said Professor McGonagall in a surprisingly gentle voice as they approached the infirmary.
  • White-faced and wandless, Lockhart approached the opening.
  • Harry approached, his throat very dry.
  • …platters; cakes, burned charcoal-black, were heaped on salvers; there was a great maggoty haggis, a slab of cheese covered in furry green mold and, in pride of place, an enormous gray cake in the shape of a tombstone, with tar-like icing forming the words, Sir Nicholas de MimsyPorpington died 31st October, 1492 Harry watched, amazed, as a portly ghost approached the table, crouched low, and walked through it, his mouth held wide so that it passed through one of the stinking salmon.
  • This is unbelievable," said Ron, approaching the mirror and prodding Crabbe’s flat nose.

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  • " She approached Lockhart’s desk, a piece of paper clutched tightly in her hand, Harry and Ron right behind her.
  • Hang on," said Ron, who had approached cautiously and was looking over Harry’s shoulder.

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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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