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approach
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

7 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • Some vague figures approached through the gloom, swinging an old-fashioned tin lantern that freckled the ground with innumerable little spangles of light.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)
approached = got near
  • As the great day approached, all the tyranny that was in him came to the surface; he seemed to take a vindictive pleasure in punishing the least shortcomings.
    Chapter 21 (5% in)
approached = got near
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exact meaning not specified
  • CHAPTER XXI VACATION was approaching.
    Chapter 21 (0% in)
  • "Yes, and you done more than that," said Injun Joe, approaching the doctor, who was now standing.
    Chapter 9 (63% in)
  • A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again—for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came...
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • He climbed over, approached the "ell," and looked in at the sitting-room window, for a light was burning there.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
  • And now and then they stooped in a group and splashed water in each other's faces with their palms, gradually approaching each other, with averted faces to avoid the strangling sprays, and finally gripping and struggling till the best man ducked his neighbor, and then they all went under in a tangle of white legs and arms and came up blowing, sputtering, laughing, and gasping for breath at one and the same time.
    Chapter 16 (5% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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