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approach
used in Running in the Family

7 uses
  • One of the lamps of his car was dead so he knew he was approaching stray walkers disguised as a motorcycle.
    p. 188.0
  • To approach the building by foot or car or bicycle one has to cross a bridge over the moat, be accepted by two sentries who unfortunately have to stand exactly where marsh gases collect, and enter the fort's yard.
    p. 25.0
  • But at this point we are approaching the door which being twenty feet high we will be able to pass through only if the pyramid turns sideways.
    p. 27.9
  • When ships were still approaching, ten miles out at sea, captains would spill cinnamon onto the deck and invite passengers on board to smell Ceylon before the island even came into view.
    p. 80.9
  • The blind would
    stumble certain of whom they approached
    though you might bathe
    under rain gutters, monsoon.
    Here on the upper thigh
    at this smooth pasture
    neighbour to your hair
    or the crease
     that cuts your back.
    p. 95.7
  • My stepmother found one coiled asleep on her desk and was unable to approach the drawer to get the key to open the gun case.
    p. 99.0
  • She approached with a towel, dried us fast and brutally, and threw us out one by one to get into our sarongs and go to bed.
    p. 138.6

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