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When the rear came up, two archers appeared in view, immediately suggesting the nearness of an enemy; and Bruce held back his men.
All her old resentments and rebellions flamed up, confusedly mingled with the yearning roused by Harney's nearness.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
It sounded with a thrilling nearness, so lovely that it almost hurt, and instinctively I put out my hand and felt for hers.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
The fact could no longer be overlooked, and as usual everybody was feeling surprised at its nearness.
I never, even at my loneliest, held a waitress or attendant in talk for any satisfaction I had in her nearness.
Nearness to God calls for tenderness of conscience, thoughtfulness in service, and implicit obedience.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
He was so absorbed in his work, however, that he probably was hardly aware of the nearness of the creature.
Miriam's art lost nothing by it, and Biddy's mild nearness only gained.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
I could judge even of my nearness to the ocean only by its roar.
When the guard saw the young giant's nearness and threatening position, his eyes flew wide in surprise and fear.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE

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cheeseparingadjective | [cheez-pair-ing ]SEE DEFINITION
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