Definition of 'near'
Example sentences containing 'near'
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His arm muscles were shaking hard as he neared the safe point. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was one cinema near us that did two double bills a week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are so many ways to beat boredom without going near a slots game of any sort. The Sun (2016)He has yet to receive a reply and meanwhile the building nears completion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dismay is near universal but appears to be impotent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They run independently but near enough for her to recognise him. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At sporadic intervals, we hear helicopter and speedboat engines humming above and near our little creek fortress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Brunt, following in, despatched a meaty drive into the far corner from near the edge of the area. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Wales should have added at least one try near the end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The six inhabitants now live near by with relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nobody seemed willing to go near him. The Sun (2009)It was important we won and closed the gap near the top a little. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The same fabric is found on a slipper chair that sits near an oversized painted wardrobe. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The resort grew despite moments of near bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of your goals is near completion and could have positive financial implications. The Sun (2015)She felt more than a little apprehensive coming near him. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThere have been moments when the two appeared near divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet those contests seem no nearer to happening. The Sun (2010)That performance was nowhere near good enough. The Sun (2014)This draft policy goes nowhere near far enough to exclude any potential financial benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This chest was found quite near where the ships went down. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The need to be near a lavatory put an end to his social life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The money we have spent is nowhere near the top four or five but we are here to compete. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Heat gently until it is slightly hotter than drinking temperature, but nowhere near boiling point. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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