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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.
A SUPERMOON will appear at the weekend, 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual as its orbit moves nearer Earth.
The nearer you get to Huddersfield the more it seems that the traffic lights are installed.
In a previous Assembly era there was a Labour idea of keeping all health matters inhouse, without the realisation that many of us close to the border are nearer to English establishments.
30pm (exact timings and location to be confirmed nearer the time).
ON WANTING TO MOVE TO SPANISH FOOTBALL: "There is plenty of time to go elsewhere, hopefully La Liga one day and be nearer Magaluf
And why are we no nearer sorting this hideous problem?
I am thinking principally of the spaces made available for the disabled, usually nearer the entrances/exits.
In a statement, the Ministry advised citizens and expatriates not to come nearer the above-mentioned training zone and not to be worried as well, as the exercise is an ordinary practice.
The background galaxy, and the fact that it is aligned with its radio jets perpendicular to UGC 10288's disk, provides a valuable means of studying the nearer galaxy.