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As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.

As I approached nearer I saw at every step new tokens of my friends.

Aunt Jane approached a degree nearer the equator, and said, gently, "I fear I do."

As they approached it, the dull hue that lay upon it resembled that of the leaden sky.

He was reading when I approached him, and he looked flushed and agitated.

As well as he was able, about midnight he left his retreat and approached the cabin.

I started in the direction of the sound, and approached warily.

These dogs, fortunately for me, were in the cabin at the time I approached it.

She approached the bed, to discover if Mary's sleep were peaceful.

When Rico approached the door, he found that it opened directly into a bedroom.

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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