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approximate
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
almost, but not exact; or similar
  • We no longer approximate in our behavior to the mere impulsiveness of the lower animals, but conduct ourselves in every respect like members of a highly civilized society.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (69% in)
  • He had wound a red handkerchief round his cloth cap to give it the air of a turban, and his red comforter across his breast as a scarf,—an amount of red which, with the tremendous frown on his brow, and the decision with which he grasped the sword, as he held it with its point resting on the ground, would suffice to convey an approximate idea of his fierce and bloodthirsty disposition.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (75% in)

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