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approach
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • The ruddy young man approached.
    p. 8.7
approached = came near
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • As they approached, the sun came out of a momentary eclipse behind a cloud.
    p. 20.5
  • approached = got nearer
  • The nurses obeyed; but at the approach of the roses, at the mere sight of those gaily-coloured images of pussy and cock-a-doodle-doo and baa-baa black sheep, the infants shrank away in horror, the volume of their howling suddenly increased.
    p. 21.8
  • approach = moving near
  • And all at once a great synthetic bass boomed out the words which announced the approaching atonement and final consummation of solidarity, the coming of the Twelve-in-One, the incarnation of the Greater Being.
    p. 84.8
approaching = getting nearer
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Brave New World.

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2  —1 use as in:
use the best approach
Definition
a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
  • The approaches to the monorail station were black with the ant-like pullulation of lower-caste activity.
    p. 73.3
approaches = routes that lead to a particular place
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Brave New World.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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