near at hand

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For if one has friends near at hand to repair damages, nothing very serious can happen to you.
The ass is in proper trim, the mountains are near at hand, hunger presses, we have nothing more to do but make good our retreat, and, as the saying is, the dead to the grave and the living to the loaf.
At last we resolved to enter a grove near at hand, and had advanced a few rods, when, just upon its skirts, I picked up a slender bread-fruit shoot perfectly green, and with the tender.
Mademoiselle set the tray which she brought in upon a small table near at hand, and seated herself once again on the lumpy sofa.
He went to a rotten log near at hand and began to dig under one end of it with his Barlow knife.
Thus far my sense of sight; while dry rot and wet rot and all the silent rots that rot in neglected roof and cellar - rot of rat and mouse and bug and coaching-stables near at hand besides - addressed themselves faintly to my sense of smell, and moaned, "Try Barnard's Mixture.
On Friday, with Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo near at hand, Hun Sen lauded Cambodia's biggest donor for its support, while juxtaposing its approach to aid with that of Western countries.
At 134 for 9, victory seemed near at hand for the visiting side, but the last-wicket Namibian pair of Scholtz and Burger (19 not out, 70 minutes, 56 balls, two 4s) first frustrated the bowlers and then threatened to take the game away.
Matthew: An Introduction and Study Guide: Basileia of the Heavens is Near at Hand
With all of life's little conveniences near at hand and a plethora of amenities that match & enhance your lifestyle.
Your heart quickens when they're near at hand, But why we never understand.
Find pain and you discover his frontline troops near at hand offering comfort and help, and we've seen these "modern Samaritans" on a global level already in action.