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

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“Signalise her to heave-to when she nears us,” said Captain Lascelles.

Still it hurries onward, with velocity augmented, as it nears its term.

One of a woman's frequent failings is shifting the reins as she nears a jump.

As one nears the goal of one's pilgrimage, the way is marked by stations of the cross.

He knows your ship; so soon as it nears one island, he is off to another.

As he nears the battery the Louisiana color-bearer falls dead.

Aided by demagogues, the rule of the "Roughs" nears its culmination.

Who then, tell me, old and sad, Nears us with a heavy tread?

He nears--he reaches--they are side by side; Now one--now th' other--by a length the victor.

When she nears the wharf Jenks will haul his tops'l to set her aback.