drawing near

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I judged at once that some of my shipmates must be drawing near along the borders of the fen.
With those words, Miss Sally put the meat away and locked the safe, and then drawing near to the small servant, overlooked her while she finished the potatoes.
Vacation was almost over, and the time drawing near when Mac would be left outside the happy school-world which he so much enjoyed.
The excitement grew intense; the regiment which was watching the encounter forgot its discipline, and, drawing near, shouted and groaned at every stroke.
Phileas Fogg, like a racehorse, was drawing near his last turning-point.
The fresh appointment was made after the MNA requested his party leadership to relieve him as information secretary as the general elections are drawing near.
The Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently as spring and summer known as fighting seasons are drawing near in the country.
special envoy Staffan de Mistura's comments about the positive stance he has seen from Moscow, Tehran and Damascus on a transitional government, you might think that peace in Syria is drawing near.
Summary: With the end of the summer holidays drawing near, it's time to start thinking about the new school year, but heading to your nearest bookstore to pick up the latest textbooks is becoming a thing of the past, as technology is replacing traditional ways of teaching and learning.
The tender for completion of studies for construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal is drawing near, followed by a tender for building, reports Panamaamerica.
God called your name so softly that only you could hear and no one heard the footsteps of Angels drawing near, my thoughts are forever with you though you have passed away, I loved you dearly and I'm thinking of you today and every day.
THE deadline for submitting nominations for the fourth annual national Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Awards, designed to recognise, reward and celebrate the work being done by drug teams and workers, is drawing near.