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approach
used in Howards End

2 meanings, 14 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • They were warned quietly—really quietly, for as the day approached she refused to go through another Oniton.
    Chapter 31 (21% in)
approached = got near
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2  —2 uses as in:
approached her with the proposal
Definition
to begin communication with someone about something — often a proposal or a delicate topic
  • It was always best to approach him formally.
    Chapter 26 (17% in)
  • Mr. Wilcox, aren't you ever amused at the solemnity with which we middle classes approach the subject of houses?"
    Chapter 18 (74% in)

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?  —11 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • As he approached the house all thought stopped.
    Chapter 41 (92% in)
  • She approached just as Helen's letter had described her, trailing noiselessly over the lawn, and there was actually a wisp of hay in her hands.
    Chapter 3 (91% in)
  • He had been talking of his approaching exile in Nigeria, and he should have continued to talk of it, and allowed their guest to recover.
    Chapter 4 (19% in)
  • They are unthinkable and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.
    Chapter 6 (0% in)
  • In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill.
    Chapter 10 (33% in)
  • They approached to the newly-dug shaft and looked their last at the coffin, now almost hidden beneath the spadefuls of clay.
    Chapter 11 (0% in)
  • He tried to tell his mother down below all that he had felt when he saw the coffin approaching: how he could not leave his work, and yet did not like to go on with it; how he had almost slipped out of the tree, he was so upset; the rooks had cawed, and no wonder—it was as if rooks knew too.
    Chapter 11 (4% in)
  • She had once visited a spinster—poor, silly, and unattractive—whose mania it was that every man who approached her fell in love.
    Chapter 18 (33% in)
  • CHAPTER XXX Tibby was now approaching his last year at Oxford.
    Chapter 30 (0% in)
  • No more tempting approach could be imagined for the lukewarm Christian, and if he still finds the walk too long, the devil is defeated all the same, Science having built Holy Trinity, a Chapel of Ease, near the Charles's and roofed it with tin.
    Chapter 33 (5% in)
  • The nurses seemed to think such interests quite natural, and perhaps hers was an average approach to the Great Gate.
    Chapter 34 (10% in)

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