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approach
used in The Awakening

11 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)
  • As the day approached when he was to leave her for a comparatively long stay, she grew melting and affectionate, remembering his many acts of consideration and his repeated expressions of an ardent attachment.
    Chapter 24 (28% in)
approached = got near
  • The sunshade continued to approach slowly.
    Chapter 1 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in The Awakening.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Once she thought she heard Mademoiselle Reisz approaching.
    Chapter 33 (33% in)
  • She felt moved to read the book in secret and solitude, though none of the others had done so,—to hide it from view at the sound of approaching footsteps.
    Chapter 4 (97% in)
  • There was the sound of approaching voices.
    Chapter 7 (94% in)
  • When the voices of the bathers were heard approaching, Robert said good-night.
    Chapter 10 (98% in)
  • XXI Some people contended that the reason Mademoiselle Reisz always chose apartments up under the roof was to discourage the approach of beggars, peddlars and callers.
    Chapter 21 (2% in)
  • The flowers were like new acquaintances; she approached them in a familiar spirit, and made herself at home among them.
    Chapter 24 (60% in)
  • He had met her before on other occasions, but she had seemed to him unapproachable until that day.
    Chapter 25 (16% in)
  • She closed the stove door with a bang, and approaching, assisted in removing Edna's dripping mackintosh.
    Chapter 26 (24% in)
  • Oh! you cannot deceive me," and Mademoiselle approached her beloved instrument and began to play.
    Chapter 26 (67% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in The Awakening.

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