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adjective as in nearing

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It was in many ways a major departure from their typical approach to their craft.

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It’s a well-worn approach historians have used to describe Glenn for almost half a century.

She said a more comprehensive and seamless approach to that regulation would allow for more solutions and innovations.

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I think there’s likely to be a hybrid approach with cohorts coming in to work on projects that will keep the buildings being used.

Its existence strikes at two conflicting urges — wanting to see the vulnerable people in our lives and wanting to keep them safe — that have pulled at so many of us during this pandemic and now feel amplified as the holidays approach.

The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.”

With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.

In it, Weber suggested approaching a woman with lines like: “Excuse me, but you look beautiful.”

But so many years later, I still get a tense feeling in my stomach when I see a strong storm approaching.

On September 26, officers were targeted after approaching a car, driven by McGee, and fired at the driver.

William has thus been happily able to report to the society the approaching conversion of M'Bongo and his imminent civilization.

In diabetes its presence is a grave symptom and often forewarns of approaching coma.

But in August, 1805, the approaching war with Austria caused the Emperor to summon his most brilliant cavalry leader to his side.

It happened that an unusually large crop had been planted and was approaching maturity at the moment of the outbreak of the war.

Approaching a native hut to ask for a piece of charcoal wherewith to light a cigar, he happened to look inside.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to approaching, such as: coming, imminent, impending, advancing, at hand, and convergent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.