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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

17 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
approached the city
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • A sudden cross-gust of cold air comes heavy with the smell of pines, and soon another and another, and as we approach Red Lodge I'm shivering.
    Part 2 (32% in)
  • On the road ahead a crow tugs on some carrion and flies up slowly as we approach.
    Part 1 (83% in)
  • "I thought you said the big slump was going to come on the second day," Sylvia says as we approach the booth they are in.
    Part 1 (91% in)
  • I wave back and approach the door.
    Part 3 (60% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • Sometimes his thoughts race on and on at a speed seeming to approach that of light.
    Part 4 (81% in)
  • We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with emphasis on "good" rather than "time" and when you make that shift in emphasis the whole approach changes.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • Fences are rarer, and the greenness has become paler — all signs that we approach the High Plains.
    Part 1 (52% in)
  • And to give a fuller description of what this is I want now to turn his analytic approach back upon analyze analysis itself.
    Part 1 (79% in)
  • In the dusk coming down the trail he saw a movement and then what seemed to be a dog approaching on the trail, a very large sheep dog, or an animal more like a husky, and he wondered what would bring a dog to this obscure place at this time of evening.
    Part 1 (94% in)
  • This careful approach to the beginning questions keeps you from taking a major wrong turn which might cause you weeks of extra work or can even hang you up completely.
    Part 2 (14% in)
  • Surrounding us is the dark-green forest we watched as we approached.
    Part 2 (68% in)
  • But the kind of approach I'm thinking about doesn't cut it off so narrowly.
    Part 2 (79% in)
  • He just felt that no writer ever learned to write by this squarish, by-the-numbers, objective, methodical approach.
    Part 2 (97% in)
  • We must cross over the forested ridge we are now approaching, enter another canyon, follow it to its end and then come back at an upward angle along to the ridge.
    Part 3 (5% in)
  • This eternally dualistic subject-object way of approaching the motorcycle sounds right to us because we're used to it.
    Part 3 (67% in)
  • I think that kind of approach starts it at the end and presumes the end is the beginning.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • This, it turned out, was the correct approach.
    Part 4 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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