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synonyms for nears

  • close range
  • earshot
  • eyeshot
  • holler
  • near
  • next door
  • not far
  • shouting distance
  • spitting distance
  • reach
  • surround
  • near
  • contact
  • threaten
  • meet
  • come
  • match
  • advance
  • approximate
  • resemble
  • impend
  • equal
  • bear
  • converge
  • buzz
  • progress
  • border
  • come at
  • take after
  • be comparable to
  • be like
  • belly up to
  • catch up
  • close in
  • come close
  • compare with
  • correspond to
  • creep up
  • draw near
  • gain on
  • go toward
  • loom up
  • move in on
  • move toward
  • verge upon
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How to use nears in a sentence

"Thank God, the hour of your service nears its end," she said chokingly.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
Aunt: “Camp generally becomes passably comfortable just as one nears the end of the trip.”
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
When the procession nears the churchyard gate the chiming is stopped and a minute bell is tolled.
CURIOUS CHURCH CUSTOMSVARIOUS
As the month nears its end the big black crows (Corvus macrorhynchus) begin to construct their nests.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
The body of water which forms this river is very inconsiderable, and becomes more and more so as it nears the sea.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 461VARIOUS
Watch the people in a railroad car as it nears the terminus.
DRAMATIC TECHNIQUEGEORGE PIERCE BAKER
As he nears home, he is dismayed to find no trace of his hut, but instead a golden palace.
THE LOVES OF KRISHNA IN INDIAN PAINTING AND POETRYW. G. ARCHER
As he nears the city, he discovers the Yadavas hard pressed by an army of demons.
THE LOVES OF KRISHNA IN INDIAN PAINTING AND POETRYW. G. ARCHER
Guy has his face turned slightly aside as he nears the spot where Miss Bellasys waits for him, in the midst of her body-guard.
GUY LIVINGSTONE;GEORGE A. LAWRENCE
The boat containing Aunt Hetty and her party nears the landing, and just for one second Claude's brow darkens again.
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