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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Now, it had so happened that, in approaching the door, Eliza had caught enough of the conversation to know that a trader was making offers to her master for somebody.
Towards two o'clock in the afternoon, while it was snowing hard, long whistles were heard approaching from the east.
But three weeks had already passed, and the most diligent search had been unsuccessful; the attempted robbery and the murder of the robber by his comrade were almost forgotten in anticipation of the approaching marriage of Mademoiselle Danglars to the Count Andrea Cavalcanti.
About four miles behind, they had remarked a small ridge of mountains approaching closely to the river.
At the same instant, she saw the shining tines of Natty’s spear approaching the head of the sufferer, and entwinning themselves, rapidly and dexterously, in the hairs of his cue and the cape of his coat.
On approaching the savages, however, the latter showed evident symptoms of alarm, spreading out their arms horizontally, according to their mode of supplicating clemency.
Early in the second night we noticed the air becoming perceptibly colder, and from the distance we had come from the equator were assured that we were rapidly approaching the north arctic region.
Fair cousin," he said, approaching Fleur-de-Lys, "what is the subject of this tapestry work which you are fashioning?
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.
As he followed rapidly downward toward the dead sea-bottom, where he knew he must lose the spoor in the resilient ochre vegetation, he was suddenly surprised to see a naked man approaching him from the north-east.