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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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It kept twirling and dancing about among the rest in the most singular manner, and as it drew nearer I thought it bore a remarkable resemblance to the brown shaven skull of one of the savages.
As they drew nearer, and I watched the rising and sinking of their forms, and beheld the uplifted right arm bearing above the water the girdle of tappa, and their long dark hair trailing beside them as they swam, I almost fancied they could be nothing else than so many mermaids--and very like mermaids they behaved too.
Besides, if we pass nearer to Tycho, we shall be in a better position to find out the cause of this radiation."
The report, from planning officer Nick Blamire-Brown, says: "The Riding for the Disabled Association is experiencing problems with local youths interfering with horses and has requested they be allowed to use fields nearer to the centre for grazing."
He competes on the weekend of April 3-4 for the chance to take a step nearer being crowned England's No1 light-heavyweight - and also nearer the chance of representing his country at the 2012 Olympics.
Hebrews 4,7 Every woe which man endures is designed to bring him nearer and still nearer to his God - if only he will but allow himself to be brought.
But the Welshman had a huge bust-up with club bosses when he manufactured a pounds 3million transfer to Blackburn in January 2005, insisting a family illness meant he had to be nearer his parents.
"We might run Liberate if he got in, depending on things nearer the time.
We seem to be getting nearer and nearer but just not going all the way.
The variation is probably due to the blasts of radiation and the relentless wind of particles that this pulsar must withstand as its elongated orbit takes it alternatively nearer to and farther from its faster, brighter partner, the team suggests.
We want to get nearer and nearer, but what is very positive is that a champion always tries to improve and my players have this kind of attitude.
So Briony Ackroyd, after being suspended on full pay (about pounds 60,000 a year) for 26 months, is no nearer knowing her fate.