All 10 Uses of
- In faith father and son were at one; the difference between them was only in approach; the evangelical flash did not appear in my father's eye; his virtue was more legalistic.
Chpt 2 (definition 1)approach = technique (way of doing something)
- For a long time I sat on a stool, pressing my back against the wall so that nothing should approach me unaware.
Chpt 5 (definition 2) *approach = come near
- Since any close approach to them is likely to be fatal nothing can be said of them with certainty but that they are entirely barren, and in some regions are known to glow dimly on a dark night.
Chpt 6 (definition 2)approach = getting near
- Working at it, ripping flesh from its haunch with such single-minded intent that it had not heard my approach, was as deviational a creature as I had seen.
Chpt 11 (definition 2)
- We had hoped that one of the others might have met them and turned them back, but clearly they had approached by a different route.
Chpt 11 (definition 2)approached = moved nearer
- Another kind of approach seemed to be required.
Chpt 11 (definition 1) *approach = technique (way of doing something)
- But he had not approached either of us directly, and I did not see where else he was going to get any incriminating information.†
Chpt 11 (definition 2)
- We kept that up for half a mile until we came to the ford, and then for another quarter-mile until we were approaching the mill.†
Chpt 12 (definition 2)
- A figure seated on a stool just inside the entrance looked up as we approached.†
Chpt 14 (definition 2)
Uses with a very rare meaning:
- The nearest approach to decoration was a number of wooden panels with sayings, mostly from Repentances, artistically burnt into them.†
Chpt 2 (definition 3) *
(1) (approach as in: use the best approach) a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
(2) (approach as in: approached the city) to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
(3) (meaning too rare to warrant focus) More rarely (and typically only in classic literature), the phrase nearest approach to as used in "her nearest approach to an apology" or "her nearest approach to a smile" typically means that "something is as close to something else as it ever gets." "As near an approach to" can have a similar meaning.