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approach
used in Beloved

11 uses
  • The road curved like an elbow, and as he approached it he heard the singers before he saw them.
    Three (64% in)
  • Shivering, Denver approached the house, regarding it, as she always did, as a person rather than a structure.
    One (17% in)
  • Her steps and her gaze were the cautious ones of a child approaching a nervous, idle relative (someone dependent but proud).
    One (17% in)
  • If they had, chances are they would have hesitated before approaching her.
    One (30% in)
  • Blinking fresh tears Denver approached her—eager for a word, a sign of forgiveness.
    One (63% in)
  • At dawn two men with barnacles covering their beautiful skin approached them.
    One (68% in)
  • Four women, walking two abreast, approached, their shoes loud on the wooden walkway.
    One (78% in)
  • Fingering a ribbon and smelling skin, Stamp Paid approached 12 4 again.
    Two (13% in)
  • They heard the dop of a horse approaching.
    Two (93% in)
  • She approached the ignorant grandmother one day on the road, a woods preacher who mended shoes, to tell her it was all right if the money was owed.
    Three (24% in)
  • She did not see the women approaching, accumulating slowly in groups of twos and threes from the left.
    Three (53% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in Beloved.

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