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approach
used in In Cold Blood

2 meanings, 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)
  • Perhaps, having heard all she had, Bonnie welcomed their swift approach.
    3 — Answer (96% in)
approach = getting near
  • This person, so Dewey imagined, approached the house on foot, probably around midnight.
    2 — Persons Unknown (6% in)
approached = got near
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

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2  —1 use as in:
use the best approach
Definition
a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
  • Of course, Dick was very literal-minded, very— he had no understanding of music, poetry-and yet when you got right down toot, Dick's literalness, his pragmatic approach to every subject, was the primary reason Perry had been attracted to him, for it made Dick seem, compared to himself, so authentically tough, invulnerable, "totally masculine.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (20% in)
approach = technique (way of doing something)
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

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?  —8 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Train whistles, the fanfare of an approaching Santa Fe express, penetrated the courtroom.
    4 — The Corner (61% in)
  • Eventually, prodded by a slightly alerted religious curiosity, he approached Willie-Jay, and the chaplain's clerk, at once responsive, thought he divined in the cripple-legged body builder with the misty gaze and the prim, smoky voice "a poet, something rare and savable.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (56% in)
  • Despite the pumpkin-season temperature, the day's arid glitter, both boys were sweating as they approached a barricade that state troopers had erected at the entrance to River Valley Farm.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (98% in)
  • Why had the murderers taken the trouble to move the box from the far end of the basement room and lay it on the floor in front of the furnace, unless the intention had been to make Mr. Clutter more comfortable-to provide him, while he contemplated the approaching knife, with a couch less rigid than cold cement?
    2 — Persons Unknown (34% in)
  • It was as though, like huntsmen hiding in a forest, they were afraid that any abrupt sound or movement would warn away approaching beasts.
    3 — Answer (36% in)
  • At half past ten he began to worry; by eleven his legs were pulsing with pain, which was always, with him, a sign of approaching panic-"bubbles in my blood."
    3 — Answer (39% in)
  • The ladies followed along faithfully until the lead halted, and they saw, in the shine of their headlights, the helpful young men approaching them on foot, and saw, but too late, that each was armed with a black bullwhip.
    4 — The Corner (79% in)
  • As Dewey approached them, he saw that another visitor was already there: a willowy girl with white-gloved hands, a smooth cap of dark-honey hair, and long, elegant legs.
    4 — The Corner (99% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in In Cold Blood.

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