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near

(Close), adjective adjacent, adjoining, approximate, bordering, close by, contiguous, imminent, impending, in close proximity, in the area, in the neighborrood, in the vicinity, nearby, neighboring, next, next to, proximate to, surrounding, tangent, touching, vicinal
Associated concepts: case near to being put on the trial callndar, case nearly ready for trial, cases near trial, near competition, substantial completion
See also: approach, border, cognate, congruous, contiguous, current, forthcoming, future, immediate, imminent, inevitable, instant, local, pending, present, proximate, quasi
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We are with you as messengers from the host of the Danaans, and would fain he held nearest and dearest to yourself of all the Achaeans.
Not a soul, not one soul, not my nearest and dearest, knew that I was playing it.
It was then, when the love of two dead people who had been nearest and dearest to his heart, was all transferred to this slight creature; when her face, constantly before him, reminded him, from hour to hour, of the too early change he had seen in such another-- of all the sufferings he had watched and known, and all his child had undergone; when the young man's profligate and hardened course drained him of money as his father's had, and even sometimes occasioned them temporary privation and distress; it was then that there began to beset him, and to be ever in his mind, a gloomy dread of poverty and want.
Now if the whole room had been filled, not with police officers, but with those nearest and dearest to him, he would not have found one human word for them, so empty was his heart.
And with exam season upon us, households across Wales will soon be sweating on the performance of their nearest and dearest in this summer's GCSE and A-levels.
If I had his doleful demeanour it would not be described by my nearest and dearest as sexually motivated, more 'he's in one of his moods.
You can't beat sitting round a table with your nearest and dearest, nicking chips off plates and helping yourself to stew and veg.
If you're already looking out for natty stocking fillers for your nearest and dearest, this is better than a slap oan the dial wi' a wet haddie.
00pm, ITV2 Shaun's life is going from bad to worse, and it isn't until a zombie invasion, that looks set to wipe out the whole country, that he's forced into action as he tries to save his nearest and dearest.
And to ensure he makes the most of this therapy he will need to know his nearest and dearest are close by.
The couple wed last year on holiday in Jamaica, but are now preparing to do it all over again in front of their nearest and dearest.
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