approaching


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Synonyms for approaching

in the relatively near future

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the event of one object coming closer to another

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the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

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the act of drawing spatially closer to something

of the relatively near future

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As we talked we had been approaching the entrance to the cave, and as we crossed the threshold I ceased to wonder that the ancient green enemies of the yellow men had been halted by the horrors of that awful way.
He laid his hand upon his sword, expecting momentarily to hear footsteps approaching along the corridor; but none came.
The natives were not yet in sight, though he could plainly hear them approaching across the plantation.
By this time they were all approaching Tushin's battery, and a ball struck the ground in front of them.
They were approaching the scene of war; and as bands of Spaniards sometimes took advantage of the night to make expeditions even as far as the neighborhood of Arras, they determined to remain in the town until the morrow.
In casting their eyes round the country, they perceived a great cloud of dust rising in the south, and evidently approaching. Hastening back to the camp, they gave the alarm.
"'Tis well," replied the one so addressed, rising and approaching my couch, "he should render rare sport for the great games."