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  • Your daughter says she was bitten by a green lizard, approximately one foot high, which walked upright onto the beach from the mangrove swamp?   (source)
  • Now that Phineas was back it seemed time to start saying prayers again. After the lights went out the special quality of my silence let him know that I was saying them, and he kept quiet for approximately three minutes.   (source)
  • Call it one hundred because ninety-five cries out to be approximated.   (source)
    approximated = rounded (roughly estimated)
  • I'd say it would be pretty hard to play soccer on the soccer field when it's approximately twenty feet from where my sister was supposedly murdered.   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • The creature was a party of boys, marching approximately in step in two parallel lines and dressed in strangely eccentric clothing.   (source)
    approximately = roughly (not exactly)
  • Bayonne was a small town of about six thousand. Approximately three thousand five hundred whites; approximately two thousand five hundred colored.   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • In some cases those dates are approximate because there is no record of exact start dates.   (source)
    approximate = about accurate, but not exact
  • Mealtimes: Breakfast: At 9 A.M. daily except holidays and Sundays; at approximately 11:30 A.M. on Sundays and holidays.   (source)
    approximately = about
  • He approximated the movement he had made.   (source)
    approximated = roughly duplicated
  • They're approximately the same size as yearbooks, but purchased for their blank pages. Scribble books, they call them.   (source)
    approximately = about (not exactly)
  • The velocity required for that was 25,500 miles per hour, or approximately seven miles per second, a distance I could visualize easily because seven miles was the distance between Coalwood and Welch.   (source)
    approximately = about
  • "Where's the rest?" asks a bearded guy in scrubs.
    "Other driver suffering mild concussions, being treated at the scene. Parents DOA. Boy, approximately seven years old, just behind us."   (source)
  • She laughed. "Where were we?"
    "Well, my face was approximately where it is now, but your face was a lot closer to mine."   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • One region is the world of the senses, about which we can only have approximate or incomplete knowledge...   (source)
    approximate = not exact
  • In Sweden approximately 4,000 people are under guardianship.   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • "Well, approximately yes." he replied, lowering his arm to the vast relief of the bug: that is, comparatively no. What I mean is, relatively maybe—in other words, roughly perhaps.   (source)
    approximately = roughly (not exactly)
  • He lasts approximately five seconds before stepping backward with hands raised in surrender.   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • Well, approximately.   (source)
    approximately = roughly, but not exactly
  • "Approximately-oximately thirty days, all told," answered the goose.   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • The Japanese scientists thought they knew the exact height at which the bomb at Hiroshima was exploded and the approximate weight of the uranium used.   (source)
    approximate = almost, but not exact
  • The dogs he trained never learned the difference between a sit and a down and a stay—they'd get the idea that they ought to remain approximately where they were, but sometimes they'd slide to the floor, or take a few steps and then sit, or sit up when they should have stayed down, or sit down when they should have stood still.†   (source)
  • This gave us approximately 104 weekends to see everything there was to see in California.†   (source)
  • Just get the approximate meaning across.†   (source)
  • Vince had an approximate idea of the location, so he'd led a search party up into the mountains to find us.†   (source)
  • With an approximate height of eight inches and a diameter of six, they were perfectly suited to the task.†   (source)
  • Tired of Papaw's constant presence and Mamaw's "interference," Mom and Bob decided to move to Preble County, a sparsely populated part of Ohio farm country approximately thirty-five miles from Middletown.†   (source)
  • The sum was approximately the same number of U.S. dollars.†   (source)
  • Dear Mr Potter, Further to our letter of approximately twenty-two minutes ago, the Ministry of Magic has revised its decision to destroy your wand forthwith.†   (source)
  • On the 22nd of December of last year, at approximately 4 o'clock in the afternoon, 2 men entered a drugstore on 145th Street in Harlem.†   (source)
  • And Mr. Jeavons smells of soap and wears brown shoes that have approximately 60 tiny circular holes in each of them.†   (source)
  • There were about 60,000 Jews in Krakow, approximately one quarter of the city's population.†   (source)
  • Approximately six stories should be underwater.†   (source)
  • It was meant to lie lengthwise, like a loaf of bread, and it was engraved with the approximate date of my mother's marriage to Dan: JULY 1952 Whether Owen was unsure of the exact date, or whether it would have meant hours more of engraving—or ruined his concept of the aesthetics of the stone—I don't know.†   (source)
  • I'm just approximating.†   (source)
  • Assumption: that both arms are approximately the same length.†   (source)
  • It was approximately five p.m. All of a sudden, Nancy came running in to tell me Phillip had been arrested.†   (source)
  • Klaus loved to read, and at approximately twelve years of age had read more books than many people read in their whole lives.†   (source)
  • Only one part of the form had given him pause: in approximately three lines, he was asked to provide a reason for seeking the change.†   (source)
  • Take into account the fact that it takes approximately two hours for the dough to double in size and that it has to rise three times before it is put into the oven.†   (source)
  • Jewish lawyers (approximately one-half of the metropolitan bar) discovered that their practice had become a 'dignified road to starvation.'†   (source)
  • —pected that a man by the name of Logan Tanner, a Lunar doctor who worked under the reign of Queen Channary, first brought Princess Selene to Earth approximately four months after her alleged death.†   (source)
  • These slaves were listed by their first names with their approximate ages and their skills given.†   (source)
  • He had approximately five minutes until the king of the giants busted out and destroyed them.†   (source)
  • Every step up the food chain, or "trophic pyramid," approximately 90% of energy is lost, which is why there are fewer carnivores than there are herbivores.†   (source)
  • I walk to the approximate site of the bakery Peeta's family owned.†   (source)
  • That means the flight will take approximately two hours and twenty minutes.†   (source)
  • They might also have seen that the hands he drew out of his pockets were the size and approximate shape of spades.†   (source)
  • Like many Iraqi houses, our target had a wall around it approximately six feet tall.†   (source)
  • They were fine as a hair and perfectly straight, approximately a blue million of them, running from the middle of his nose to the sides of his face, like the ridges on a black corduroy skirt sewn on the bias, with the seam running right down the middle.†   (source)
  • At this rate, the entire tribe will enter old age at approximately the same time.†   (source)
  • And by June, he had a lot of records, the various methods used by these kingpin Taliban guys and their approximate access to TNT.†   (source)
  • In the midst of supper, at approximately seven-thirty, someone rang the bell at the front door.†   (source)
  • Now Kip hates Tony already because he has a name like Vauxhall and not like Smith, which Kip thinks is prettylame as a name to follow Kip, and because the 'Cuda is bright green and goes approximately the speed of light, and also because Tony has never had to work a day in his life.†   (source)
  • His perch overlooked the outdoor pool, where a group of staffers was approximating a game of volleyball.†   (source)
  • Then we clustered dripping wet around the heap of prison dresses, holding them up, passing them about, looking for approximate fits.†   (source)
  • Or just that fuzz-grunge tip you've been working on for the last, uh, thirty-six days approximately?†   (source)
  • The typical American now consumes approximately three hamburgers and four orders of french fries every week.†   (source)
  • Something at least approximating sense came back into his terrified, maddened gaze.†   (source)
  • The Edison district has a tavern for approximately every three-point-five people over the age of six, and Spokane absolutely depends on it to keep our crime rate equal to or above other US cities of our relative size.†   (source)
  • Later, looking back on the day, Ammu realized that the slightly feverish glitter in her bridegroom's eyes had not been love, or even excitement at the prospect of carnal bliss, but approximately eight large pegs of whiskey.†   (source)
  • If you look at my CT scans, there are approximately ten tumors in my liver, and the doctors told me I have three to six months of good health left.†   (source)
  • The day we intended to reveal it was approximately seven days after the simulation attack.†   (source)
  • "Just make sure they're all approximately the same depth, or else the logs won't lock into place."†   (source)
  • It was as though he existed within a globe with avenues radiating away in all directions …. yet this only approximated the sensation.†   (source)
  • Since then I've done approximately 30 others.†   (source)
  • Approximately 800 mills of amperage at durations of 0.†   (source)
  • Clean and delicate, as large as any he had seen, it was approximately the size and shape of a turkey breast carved away from the bone.†   (source)
  • He considered bringing it up after closing when she dragged him into her home office to show him the new chart Layla had generated that listed the time, place, approximate duration, and involved parties in all known incidents since Quinn's arrival.†   (source)
  • A corpse reaches its peak stiffness at approximately twelve hours after death.†   (source)
  • The Hundred Years' War had progressed to approximately its twenty-sixth year with no indications of anything more than periods of uneasy truce.†   (source)
  • Approximately three hundred chairs faced the stage in stadium formation, allowing the bidders an unobstructed view.†   (source)
  • The Count had sucked ten years from Westley this past week, and, with the life of sixty-five that was average for a Florinese male, the victim had approximately thirty years remaining, assuming he was about twenty-five when they started experimenting.†   (source)
  • Approximately fifteen minutes later I peered through the peephole.†   (source)
  • The distance between Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City, and Holcomb, which might be called a suburb of Garden City, is approximately four hundred miles.†   (source)
  • Organizers said approximately 5,000 birds are acquired for the event.†   (source)
  • Working rhythmically, perspiring profusely from the intense heat of the open hearth at the other end of the room, one man grabbed a handful of dough from the vat with his left hand and tossed it onto a scale, slicing it into the approximately correct portion with a sharp blade.†   (source)
  • A rally washeld, after which the armed men went on a rampage, murdering approximately thirty people in a dreadful and grisly attack.†   (source)
  • Approximately a thousand Americans were living in Zaire at the time.†   (source)
  • A 1998 report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees estimated that approximately 200,000 people, or slightly less than a fifth of the total population of the Nuba region, were killed in what it called the Nuba genocide.†   (source)
  • When the man did not stop to spit or wipe his forehead, each row took him approximately two minutes.†   (source)
  • According to the government, there are approximately a quarter of a million children under the age of eighteen, but our estimate is closer to a tenth of that.†   (source)
  • If Gus Caldwell had paid you for the work you performed last month, you would have earned approximately $1,500.†   (source)
  • Approximate location of Julia Lemos's home†   (source)
  • The minimum-security camp at Danbury housed approximately 200 women at any given time, though sometimes it climbed to a nightmarishly cramped 250.†   (source)
  • Approximately.†   (source)
  • Knees, heels, and hands in approximate position, I clucked my tongue to make him go.†   (source)
  • Once you have caught up on your rest, that will leave you approximately …. three days to end the siege.†   (source)
  • The old road bent north, placing the sun approximately abeam, and I wanted to feel the heat on my face and arms.†   (source)
  • In India, a "bride burning"--to punish a woman for an inadequate dowry or to eliminate her so a man can remarry--takes place approximately once every two hours, but these rarely constitute news.†   (source)
  • Next, we dug a pit approximately 6'X6' wide and 5' deep.†   (source)
  • Drill or punch two holes (approximately one-quarter inch in diameter) on opposite sides of the cup .†   (source)
  • "We need to get an approximate size on this thing," he said, and she nodded.†   (source)
  • This was followed by an oral board review and written and oral psychological testing, a phase that approximately half the applicants fail.†   (source)
  • At approximately 11:00 p.m. that night, officers banged on the door of a sleeping family.†   (source)
  • This and a million other details completed meant that now, after six months, two days, and approximately four hours, I could relax.†   (source)
  • Yesterday at approximately thirteen hundred hours.†   (source)
  • It had been my favorite holiday since I was eight years old, and Trey and I had egged Old Man Hinchey's apartment door because he hadn't signed up for building-wide trick or treat—and got away with it because we were two of the approximately two hundred thousand kids in the city dressed as Spider-Man.†   (source)
  • It is my understanding that detention commences upon the conclusion of the final class period at approximately three thirty.†   (source)
  • He was younger than the others, approximately my own age.†   (source)
  • You have an approximate time?†   (source)
  • I've been here approximately 24 hours and I'm beginning to slowly realize I'm here.†   (source)
  • After posing for approximately five bajillion pictures, Vlad helped Meredith with her coat, and they moved out the door and down the sidewalk to the car.†   (source)
  • Another word with approximately the same meaning, pity (French,pitie; Italian,pieta; etc.), connotes a certain condescension towards the sufferer.†   (source)
  • He was approximately the same age that I was.†   (source)
  • Approximately fifteen, Your Honor.†   (source)
  • The man yelled something that approximated a string of curse words, then settled back to his heavy breathing.†   (source)
  • You can only make your best approximate calculation.†   (source)
  • He had been born and raised in Kent County, Rhode Island, on a farm by Potowomut Creek, near the village of Warwick, approximately sixty miles south of Boston.†   (source)
  • The incredibly wealthy, fabulous to look at, sexily mysterious Roarke who owns approximately twenty-eight percent of the world, and its satellites?†   (source)
  • Both men were approximately the same size-outsized, as Marie claimed-and Johnny had frequently borrowed jackets and shirts from David Webb when visiting.†   (source)
  • It was green, stationary, and located approximately where the van itself was parked.†   (source)
  • I figured approximately six foot four inches.†   (source)
  • I believe I'm approximately right.†   (source)
  • 'Approximately eight and a half hours from now.†   (source)
  • He held his hand flat to approximate Max's height.†   (source)
  • They'd have to hide there all day, because going home before the end of school would bring approximately the same penalty from their fathers as arriving at school late would bring from their teachers.†   (source)
  • Approximately two billion people were inside, all hollering so they could be heard over the irritating holiday (buy-our-stuff) music.†   (source)
  • A Note to Readers NOVEMBER 22, 1963 MINEOLA, NEW YORK APPROXIMATELY 2:00 P.M. The students in Brother Carmine Diodati's freshman Religion class were startled.†   (source)
  • "Look, bud," said Bertram Scudder, his eyeballs focused approximately in the direction of Philip, "whether you like it or not, the Equalization of Opportunity Bill represents a great step forward."†   (source)
  • In one example ("They had to jump like a meter away from the actual acid"), like appeared to convey the meaning of approximately.†   (source)
  • She was a small, delicately formed woman who weighed approximately as much as her husband's legs.†   (source)
  • The sale of slaves had been forbidden in 1795, and when the last of the approximately forty slaves left in the state died, so would slavery.†   (source)
  • And though the implementation will inevitably be approximate and debatable, and though totalitarianism or technocratic government can obtain some swift successes, in the end, only a democracy can enlist a people's energies on a sustained and renewable basis.†   (source)
  • Instead, I was sure, they smacked of the excess and privilege of a sclerotic, purulent culture, the very forces that our nation's people and will were struggling against, from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to where we were posted at the time, in the foothill country of old Burma, approximately 125 kilometers from the outskirts of Rangoon.†   (source)
  • The spacious offices of this firm, in which the attorney Giuliani was the principal partner, looked over Rome as if to govern it, and they were remarkably serene, except for the office of the scribes, where pens scratched across paper in a sound that approximated that of a granary invaded by mice, or a coop of a hundred scratching chickens.†   (source)
  • Eleanor Markey, 18, a senior at Bartlett High School and member of the student congress, lost control of her car on A Street Bridge at approximately 12:45 a.m. April 5.†   (source)
  • We ate while watching a British mystery show, during which I only understood approximately one word out of every seven, due to The thing is, I wasdetermined not to let the fat thing get me down.†   (source)
  • This cannot be proven, but consider this: each proposed confederacy is approximately the size of the British island, which has a population of eight million.†   (source)
  • Using a jutting rock overhang as a guidepost, he approximated the exact center of the pool.†   (source)
  • The Union position was approximately three miles in length, or so it seemed from here.†   (source)
  • Mr. Tester was found at approximately 1:00 p.m. that afternoon in his hotel room.†   (source)
  • This takes into account a slight rise in wholesale prices on Terra, 'slight' because the Authority now sells at approximately the free market price.†   (source)
  • Raqqa was approximately a hundred miles from the Iraqi border—the old border, she quickly reminded herself.†   (source)
  • Place fillets in fryer and deep-fry for approximately 7 to 8 minutes until well-done.†   (source)
  • The approximately forty-five million daughters all inherited it.†   (source)
  • The mammoth prints before me, combined as they were with a forty-inch stride, suggested that the beast I was proposing to pursue was built on approximately the scale of a grizzly bear.†   (source)
  • So when I arrived to work on Monday, the approximately thirty men, some white and some part-Cherokee, knew more about me than a ten-page résumé could have told.†   (source)
  • The stage is empty save for two cloaked figures sprawled on the ground in the approximate positions last held by the dead SPIES.†   (source)
  • So his eyes must be approximately similar to ours in spectral range.†   (source)
  • She knew then approximately what he was talking about, but to narrow it said, "Where," again.†   (source)
  • He paused and made what seemed to approximate a leer.†   (source)
  • It is a mystique closely approximating a religion.†   (source)
  • He asked what he owed, and Dr. Ferguson said the records were at his office, but he gave an approximate figure.†   (source)
  • Depth, approximately 175 fathoms.†   (source)
  • …namely concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknown but time will tell fades away I resume Fulham Clapham in a word the dead lossper head since the death of Bishop Berkeley being to the tune of one inch fourounce per head approximately by and large more or less to the nearest decimal good measure round figures stark naked in the stockinged feet in Connemara ina word for reasons unknown no matter what matter the facts are there and considering what is more much more…†   (source)
  • Approximately.†   (source)
  • BERENGER: They can only calculate approximately.†   (source)
  • They watched him as he approached, and he tried not to look at them and to approximate the swagger with which they walked.†   (source)
  • Members of the congregation said they chased Collins 13 or 14 yds. in the direction of Snake Creek on the South side of the church then he fell to the ground and rolled approximately ten feet down the bank, rolling over six or seven times.†   (source)
  • First, the background, Mr. Reich: There are approximately one hundred thousand (100,000) 3rd Class Espers in the Esper Guild.†   (source)
  • Dr Fujii said approximately the same thing about the use of the bomb to Father Kleinsorge one evening, in German: 'Da ist nichts zu machen.'   (source)
    approximately = about (but not exactly)
  • He blundered so without his glasses that he took a pair off the face of a wounded nurse, and although they only approximately compensated for the errors of his vision, they were better than nothing.   (source)
  • Four of the holes made an approximate square, and then there were five holes inside the square.†   (source)
  • All I can hope for is a reconstruction: the way love feels is always only approximate.†   (source)
  • The first is an engraved stone pyramid, approximately one foot tall.†   (source)
  • The sailboat had reached the approximate middle of the lake.†   (source)
  • I lowered myself over the cliff edge at approximately 0730 hours yesterday morning.†   (source)
  • And I can only approximate the position.†   (source)
  • My father and his siblings have had to rely on one another's memories to approximate their ages.†   (source)
  • After a while Nelson righted his chair and sat down approximately four feet away from me.†   (source)
  • The rebar approximates a kataria, but it is very much heavier.†   (source)
  • Nothing she could say to him could begin to approximate the pain he'd caused her.†   (source)
  • Not too big," I said, and I boxed my hands to show him the approximate size of the radio.†   (source)
  • It contained approximately 8 cubic meters of air.†   (source)
  • "Uh, I have an approximate idea of the intersection," I say.†   (source)
  • I looked around the counter and observed a middle-aged Black male of approximately 200 pounds.†   (source)
  • The extensive head wounds measured approximately 16 inches in circumference.†   (source)
  • The ships knew the approximate direction of their target but not its distance.†   (source)
  • He reported our approximate position, the strength of our enemy, and how serious the situation was.†   (source)
  • The second is a smaller, cube-shaped package, approximately two inches tall.†   (source)
  • Approximately twelve million possibilities.†   (source)
  • We reached the top approximately one hour before daylight.†   (source)
  • We pulled around some rolling desk chairs and sat in an approximate circle.†   (source)
  • Or else you could just look at the sun and know the approximate time.†   (source)
  • We have approximately a day left in our drive.†   (source)
  • From his doorstep to the water's edge was approximately a mile.†   (source)
  • That camera was deactivated for a period of approximately one hour after the murder.†   (source)
  • But the real answer is that the height of the stack would approximate the distance to the sun.†   (source)
  • Tall, perhaps six-one, approximately a hundred sixty pounds.†   (source)
  • The spot has moved approximately twenty yards.†   (source)
  • "I need assistance," said Bourne, continuing with the approximate words Marie had told him to use.†   (source)
  • "Approximately seven kilometers below sea level," responded the driver.†   (source)
  • "Approximately the same height or an inch above," I said.†   (source)
  • Where were you on June tenth, at approximately two A.M.?†   (source)
  • You'll have a step-span of approximately five feet — only — because I'm a technician.†   (source)
  • Approximately once every ten seconds, a girl somewhere in the world is pinned down.†   (source)
  • You want to talk about the ball, you get approximated first.†   (source)
  • Eighty-six percent of our candidates were successful—approximately what I had expected.†   (source)
  • Approximates sterility of hospital operating room or NASA clean room.†   (source)
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