Synonyms for approaching

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I have no fear of those enlargements of the Constitution that seem to be approaching.

But we are approaching the limits of what government alone can do.

He took a couple of drinks to celebrate his approaching immunity from debt.

"I think I'll stay for the meeting," said Yates, approaching him and patting the horse.

We had left the Boulevard, and were approaching the white-domed library.

"Yes," answered Yates, springing over the fence and approaching her.

She thought it was approaching, and felt an increase of pride of spirit, and of great love.

Moreover, what good would there be in approaching each other and in talking together?

Kingozi threw a careless glance in the direction of the approaching group.

He and his friends were approaching Macri, on the coast of Asia Minor.

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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