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approach
used in Of Human Bondage

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1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • The sky was cloudless, but the stars were dim at the approach of day; there was a light mist on the river, and the great buildings on the north side were like palaces in an enchanted island.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (91% in)

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  • As the train approached Brighton the sun poured through the carriage window.
    73-74 — Chapters 73-74 (30% in)
  • She approached the bed.
    1-2 — Chapters 1-2 (33% in)
  • She promised that she would come and see him sometimes, and that she would never forget him; and she told him about the country he was going to and about her own home in Devonshire, her father kept a turnpike on the high-road that led to Exeter, and there were pigs in the sty, and there was a cow, and the cow had just had a calf, till Philip forgot his tears and grew excited at the thought of his approaching journey.
    3-4 — Chapters 3-4 (35% in)
  • Meanwhile the Christmas holidays approached.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (37% in)
  • There was not in it the smallest approach even to the mediocre achievement at which most of the young persons were able after some months to arrive.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (81% in)
  • He delighted in the robust common sense of Thomas Hobbes; Spinoza filled him with awe, he had never before come in contact with a mind so noble, so unapproachable and austere; it reminded him of that statue by Rodin, L'Age d'Airain, which he passionately admired; and then there was Hume: the scepticism of that charming philosopher touched a kindred note in Philip; and, revelling in the lucid style which seemed able to put complicated thought into simple words, musical and measured, he...
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (25% in)
  • Philip was elated; she had addressed him of her own accord; he saw the time approaching when his turn would come and he would tell her exactly what he thought of her.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (67% in)
  • She approached sulkily.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (84% in)
  • Christmas was approaching, and a good many of the students had gone into the country for the short holiday between the two parts of the winter session; but Philip had refused his uncle's invitation to go down to Blackstable.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (26% in)
  • He had given the approaching examination as his excuse, but in point of fact he had been unwilling to leave London and Mildred.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (27% in)
  • His examinations were approaching, and Norah was as interested in them as he.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (92% in)
  • He had been always anxious that there should be no child to make the entanglement more complicated; and when Mildred, unable longer to conceal its approach, informed him of the fact, he was seized with panic.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (47% in)
  • Whatever happened to him now would be one more motive to add to the complexity of the pattern, and when the end approached he would rejoice in its completion.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (99% in)
  • She had many admirers, but they left her unmoved; she gave one the impression that she looked upon love-making as nonsense; and it was easy to imagine that young men found her unapproachable.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (6% in)

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