approaching an end

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It is ostensibly the narrative of the adventures of a young Spaniard, but as a story it rambles on formlessly without approaching an end, and its real purpose is to serve as an utterly cynical indictment of mankind, the institutions of society, and accepted moral principles.
But Gary Marshall, head of bereavement services, said: "Although the fuel crisis seems to be approaching an end, I really can't see people coming along on Sunday when it's more likely they need to be out buying bread and milk.