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approach
used in The Shack

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • When Nan noticed that his eyes had opened, she quietly approached so as not to wake their daughter and kissed him.
    18. Outbound Ripples (76% in)
approached = moved nearer
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "So, what do you think he looks like?" chuckled Willie as he approached.
    5. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (28% in)
  • approached = got near
  • But it seemed that the farther he drove, the slower he traveled, as if the shack were somehow repelling his approach.
    5. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (37% in)
  • approach = getting near
  • She was smiling as she approached.
    9. A Long Time Ago, In a Garden Far, Far Away (89% in)
  • approached = got near
  • He walked out the door brushing the powder off his jeans and shirt as Mack approached.
    10. Wade in the Water (2% in)
  • approached = got near
  • As they approached the shore, they slowed again.
    12. In the Belly of the Beasts (88% in)
approached = moved nearer
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in The Shack.

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2  —1 use as in:
approached her with the proposal
Definition
to begin communication with someone about something — often a proposal or a delicate topic
  • Somehow, the way she had approached him had skirted his resistance to her love.
    6. A Piece of Pi (39% in)
approached = begun talking with
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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • With evening quickly approaching, an intense discussion began regarding the efficacy of immediate pursuit or holding off until daybreak.
    4. The Great Sadness (68% in)
  • The shack itself looked dead and empty, but as he stared it seemed for a moment to transform into an evil face, twisted in some demonic grimace, looking straight back at him and daring him to approach.
    5. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (51% in)
  • A pebbled beach awaited their approach, and behind it a backdrop of rich and dense forest rose up to the base of a mountain, crested by the whiteness of freshly fallen snow.
    10. Wade in the Water (43% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in The Shack.

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