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approach
used in The Color Purple

6 uses
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Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • Today one of the boys in my afternoon class burst out, as he entered, The road approaches!
approaches = comes nearer
  • Sound like death approaching, angels can't prevent it.
  • approaching = getting near
  • As it approached, the people bowed down.
  • approached = got near
  • The road approaches!
  • approaches = comes nearer
  • For they do not approach the roadbuilders empty-handedly.
  • approach = come near
  • Oh, no. Each day since they saw the road's approach they have been stuffing the roadbuilders with goat meat, millet mush, baked yam and cassava, cola nuts and palm wine.
approach = coming near
There are no more uses of "approach" in The Color Purple.

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