drawing to a close

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My adventures are now drawing to a close my dearest Marianne; at least for the present.
Others of the party, also, inexperienced in this kind of travelling, considered their toils and troubles as drawing to a close.
One afternoon, when Anne's sojourn in Valley Road was drawing to a close, Alec Ward came driving down to "Wayside" in hot haste for Janet.
The eleventh day of the month of December was drawing to a close in a magnificent night.
As the season is drawing to a close, I would beg you to return to Petersburg as quickly as possible, not later than Tuesday.
When Bulan returned to consciousness the day was drawing to a close.
August was drawing to a close, the days were growing shorter, and winter was coming on.
Just as it was drawing to a close, the enjoyment of the feast was interrupted by an alarm from the sentinel at the door.
Finding himself alone he so took to heart the thought of his misfortune that by the signs of death he felt within him he knew well his life was drawing to a close, and therefore he resolved to leave behind him a declaration of the cause of his strange end.
It was now midnight, and my task was drawing to a close.
Likewise, as soon as ever roulette was drawing to a close and the head croupier had called "Les trois derniers coups," most of them were ready to stake on the last three rounds all that they had in their pockets--and, for the most part, lost it.
The duel already had been long contested and the day was drawing to a close.