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approach
used in Frankenstein

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1  —13 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to
  • When he heard the sound of my approach, he ceased to utter exclamations of grief and horror and sprung towards the window.
    Chapter 24 (78% in)
approach = coming near
  • I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
    Chapter 5 (25% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • She died on the first approach of cold weather, at the beginning of this last winter.
    Chapter 6 (38% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • The pretty Miss Mansfield has already received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young Englishman, John Melbourne, Esq.
    Chapter 6 (44% in)
  • approaching = coming
  • The road ran by the side of the lake, which became narrower as I approached my native town.
    Chapter 7 (34% in)
  • approached = got nearer
  • The storm appeared to approach rapidly, and, on landing, I ascended a low hill, that I might observe its progress.
    Chapter 7 (43% in)
  • approach = come near
  • I trembled with rage and horror, resolving to wait his approach and then close with him in mortal combat.
    Chapter 10 (47% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • "Devil," I exclaimed, "do you dare approach me?"
    Chapter 10 (50% in)
  • approach = come near
  • I ought to have familiarized the old De Lacey to me, and by degrees to have discovered myself to the rest of his family, when they should have been prepared for my approach.
    Chapter 16 (14% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • She was senseless, and I endeavoured by every means in my power to restore animation, when I was suddenly interrupted by the approach of a rustic, who was probably the person from whom she had playfully fled.
    Chapter 16 (62% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • At this time a slight sleep relieved me from the pain of reflection, which was disturbed by the approach of a beautiful child, who came running into the recess I had chosen, with all the sportiveness of infancy.
    Chapter 16 (75% in)
  • approach = coming near
  • As night approached I found myself at the entrance of the cemetery where William, Elizabeth, and my father reposed.
    Chapter 24 (3% in)
  • approached = got near
  • But the consideration of these points, and the well balancing of what you may esteem your duties, I leave to you; my judgment and ideas are already disturbed by the near approach of death.
    Chapter 24 (73% in)
approach = coming
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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  • I approached this tremendous being; I dared not again raise my eyes to his face, there was something so scaring and unearthly in his ugliness.
    Chapter 24 (80% in)
  • When she saw who it was, she approached me and said, "Dear sir, you are very kind to visit me; you, I hope, do not believe that I am guilty?"
    Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly—if I except some bat, or the frogs, whose harsh and interrupted croaking was heard only when I approached the shore—often, I say, I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities forever.
    Chapter 9 (27% in)
  • Immense glaciers approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
    Chapter 9 (88% in)
  • He bounded over the crevices in the ice, among which I had walked with caution; his stature, also, as he approached, seemed to exceed that of man.
    Chapter 10 (44% in)
  • He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes.
    Chapter 10 (47% in)
  • The fresh air revived me, and with renewed determination I approached the door of their cottage.
    Chapter 15 (71% in)
  • Soon after, however, Felix approached with another man; I was surprised, as I knew that he had not quitted the cottage that morning, and waited anxiously to discover from his discourse the meaning of these unusual appearances.
    Chapter 16 (22% in)
  • The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart.
    Chapter 16 (50% in)
  • My father saw this change with pleasure, and he turned his thoughts towards the best method of eradicating the remains of my melancholy, which every now and then would return by fits, and with a devouring blackness overcast the approaching sunshine.
    Chapter 18 (7% in)
  • We had scarcely visited the various lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland and conceived an affection for some of the inhabitants when the period of our appointment with our Scotch friend approached, and we left them to travel on.
    Chapter 19 (57% in)
  • Shutting the door, he approached me and said in a smothered voice, "You have destroyed the work which you began; what is it that you intend?
    Chapter 20 (23% in)
  • It had a wild and rocky appearance, but as I approached nearer I easily perceived the traces of cultivation.
    Chapter 20 (83% in)
  • I then moved forward, and a murmuring sound arose from the crowd as they followed and surrounded me, when an ill-looking man approaching tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Come, sir, you must follow me to Mr. Kirwin's to give an account of yourself."
    Chapter 20 (94% in)
  • The season of the assizes approached.
    Chapter 21 (74% in)
  • Indeed, as the period approached, the threat appeared more as a delusion, not to be regarded as worthy to disturb my peace, while the happiness I hoped for in my marriage wore a greater appearance of certainty as the day fixed for its solemnization drew nearer and I heard it continually spoken of as an occurrence which no accident could possibly prevent.
    Chapter 22 (80% in)
  • The Alps here come closer to the lake, and we approached the amphitheatre of mountains which forms its eastern boundary.
    Chapter 22 (97% in)
  • The wind, which had hitherto carried us along with amazing rapidity, sank at sunset to a light breeze; the soft air just ruffled the water and caused a pleasant motion among the trees as we approached the shore, from which it wafted the most delightful scent of flowers and hay.
    Chapter 22 (99% in)
  • I entered it and approached the tomb which marked their graves.
    Chapter 24 (3% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in Frankenstein.

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