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Did his drinking ever come close to derailing what he had going?

He had come close before and many thought this could be his chance.

Yet he has not come close to dropping any bombs, as the Iraqi government has now requested.

As long as insurers come close to that benchmark, nothing happens.

But, do these choices, let alone any single-word descriptions come close to accurately conveying a sexual or romantic encounter?

If the hunter venture to come close to such a monster, and his dagger fail to pierce the vital spot, there is no help for him.

She had come close to the trembling old man, and put one of her hands on his cold, clammy one.

Now and then they would come close together; their trunks would strike each other, then they would separate and go around again.

Once swinging round their eastern centre, they had come close enough for these two, leaning very far out, to join hands.

“Let our white brother come close,” called a deep guttural voice.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to come close, such as: come, contact, match, meet, near, and reach.

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