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There was no danger of discovery on his approach, for it was a wild night of wind and rain.

They are "safe, because they are too filthy to handle, and too noisome even to approach."

But she could not help smiling, so evident was it that he simply wished to approach her.

He was prevented from replying by the approach of Simba at the head of eight of the askaris.

For days and days they flanked the safari before venturing to approach.

But they are all arrant cowards, and fear to approach me—fear even to come into this wood.

The first man to approach the wicket was the Director of the Circus.

From this point till we approach Cette the region defies definition.

She had not noted my presence or approach, and only looked up when I stood before her.

How should I approach the subject--the one thing of which I knew we were both thinking?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French approcher, Old French aprochier "approach, come closer" (12c., Modern French approcher), from Late Latin appropiare "go nearer to," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + Late Latin propiare "come nearer," comparative of Latin prope "near" (see propinquity). Replaced Old English neahlæcan.

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