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used in The Great Gatsby

3 uses
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to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • The thing approached the proportions of a scandal — then died away.
    p. 57.8
approached = got near
  • One of the three shops it contained was for rent and another was an all-night restaurant, approached by a trail of ashes; the third was a garage — repairs.
    p. 25.0
  • approached = come to
  • He was saying some last word to her, but the eagerness in his manner tightened abruptly into formality as several people approached him to say good-by.
    p. 52.4
approached = got near
There are no more uses of "approach" in The Great Gatsby.

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