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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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As the party neared the fence, they discovered in the distance, along the road, their own wagon coming back, accompanied by some men on horseback.
Thus mournfully communing with himself, Tom moped along the lane past Pudd'nhead Wilson's house, and still on and on between fences enclosing vacant country on each hand till he neared the haunted house, then he came moping back again, with many sighs and heavy with trouble.
When she asked a third time for permission to quench it at the common fountain Miss Dearborn nodded "yes," but lifted her eyebrows unpleasantly as Rebecca neared the desk.
As we talked, we neared a door that opened on the road; and my young lady, lightening into sunshine again, climbed up and seated herself on the top of the wall, reaching over to gather some hips that bloomed scarlet on the summit branches of the wild-rose trees shadowing the highway side: the lower fruit had disappeared, but only birds could touch the upper, except from Cathy's present station.