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After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
But I suppose, as he is my nearest relative, it is but natural he should be anxious about my health.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I turned round, thrust my purse into the lap of the nearest, and with a light heart led the lady back to the hotel.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Perhaps the nearest approach to a pure æsthetic enjoyment in these early days is the love of flowers.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
At once the sepoys at the Kashmir Gate fired a volley at the nearest officers, of whom three fell dead.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Still a-shiver at dawn, I saddled up and loped for the crest of the nearest divide to get the benefit of the first sun-rays.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Notwithstanding the unseemly hour, the people came running out at the outcry and clamor especially those from the nearest houses.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Then he broke off, and when he next gave hint of his whereabouts, it was to hail us from the nearest point on the canyon rim.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
These last are not packed into hogsheads, but are sent loose, and sold without the trouble of prizing, in the nearest market-town.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Warden's was the nearest house, but that was a mile from the clearing, and in the woods our progress was slow.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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WORDS RELATED TO NEAREST

  • adjacent
  • close
  • contiguous
  • direct
  • firsthand
  • near-at-hand
  • nearby
  • nearest
  • nigh
  • primary
  • proximal
  • proximate
  • recent
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