Thesaurus / bearing down
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Just then a tremendous broken sea was observed to be bearing down upon the already sluggish vessel.

The Dreadnought of the AirPercy F. Westerman

When he got back into town thousands of red tongues were bearing down upon the station street.

The English saw it bearing down upon them, and instantly there was wavering in their ranks.

A Heroine of FranceEvelyn Everett-Green

And so a third band was bearing down upon him, but from a point of the compass opposite the second.

The Eyes of the WoodsJoseph A. Altsheler

The fourth and last vessel was still unharmed and was bearing down on them at full speed.

Thereaway the Nattie fleet was under way, and bearing down straight toward the cliff.

Old Farm Fairies:Henry Christopher McCook

And with every blast of wind that held in the same quarter, the center of the typhoon was bearing down on us with unerring aim.

Destructiveness manifests in a tightening of the upper lid, and a bearing down upon the eyeball.

How to Read Human NatureWilliam Walker Atkinson

They saw me bearing down upon them, and they called out to me to keep out of their way.

Three Men in a BoatJerome K. Jerome

With a sharp saw, there is nothing gained by bearing down heavily on the teeth, which may spring the saw and make crooked work.

Woodworking for BeginnersCharles Gardner Wheeler

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