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approach
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

10 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • Then once more the footsteps approached and a shadow fell across the opening of the hut.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (99% in)
approached = came near
  • Sometimes it seemed impossible that he should fail to hear our approach.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (50% in)
  • approach = getting near
  • A boulder of granite concealed our approach, and crouching behind it we gazed over it at the signal light.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (85% in)
approach = getting near
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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  • On seeing him lying still the creature had probably approached to sniff at him, but finding him dead had turned away again.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (39% in)
  • But it had not approached the body?
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (5% in)
  • A square balustraded gallery ran round the top of the old hall, approached by a double stair.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (85% in)
  • The woman who approached me was certainly that, and of a most uncommon type.
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (63% in)
  • As I approached the hut, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (83% in)
  • Together we made our way down the precipitous slope and approached the body, black and clear against the silvered stones.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (71% in)
  • A figure was approaching us over the moor, and I saw the dull red glow of a cigar.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (84% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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