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approach
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

7 uses
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Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • I was fast approaching manhood, and year after year had passed, and I was still a slave.
    Chapter 10 (61% in)
approaching = getting close to
  • I could not approach her as I was accustomed to approach other white ladies.
    Chapter 6 (9% in)
  • approach = come near
  • I could not approach her as I was accustomed to approach other white ladies.
    Chapter 6 (10% in)
  • approach = come near
  • Long before day we were up, our horses fed, and by the first approach of day we were off to the field with our hoes and ploughing teams.
    Chapter 10 (5% in)
  • approach = coming
  • We were often in the field from the first approach of day till its last lingering ray had left us; and at saving-fodder time, midnight often caught us in the field binding blades.
    Chapter 10 (6% in)
  • approach = coming
  • He seldom approached the spot where we were at work openly, if he could do it secretly.
    Chapter 10 (7% in)
  • approached = came near
  • Does he forget to pull off his hat at the approach of a white person?
    Chapter 10 (51% in)
approach = coming near
There are no more uses of "approach" in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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