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approximate
used in The Poisonwood Bible

4 uses
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Definition
almost, but not exact; or similar
  • They were fine as a hair and perfectly straight, approximately a blue million of them, running from the middle of his nose to the sides of his face, like the ridges on a black corduroy skirt sewn on the bias, with the seam running right down the middle.
    Book 2 — Revelation (38% in)
  • After a while Nelson righted his chair and sat down approximately four feet away from me.
    Book 3 — Judges (16% in)
  • His wife was approximately a hundred years younger than him and attractive in her own way, and was mostly quiet.
    Book 3 — Judges (44% in)
  • After that we were speechless for approximately one hour, while we listened to each other's throat sounds every time we took a swallow of beer.
    Book 5 — Exodus (85% in)

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