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used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good heart as I can bid the other four farewell, I should be glad of his approach;
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house (96% in)
approach = coming near
  • Approach; Here dwells my father Jew.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — The same (36% in)
  • approach = come near
  •   Madam, there is alighted at your gate
      A young Venetian, one that comes before
      To signify th' approaching of his lord;
      From whom he bringeth sensible regreets;
      To wit,—besides commends and courteous breath,
      Gifts of rich value.
    2.9 — Act 2 Scene 9 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (87% in)
approaching = coming
There are no more uses of "approach" in The Merchant of Venice.

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