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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approach  \Ap*proach"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Approached};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Approaching}.]  [OE.  approchen  aprochen  OF 
  approcher  LL  appropriare  fr  L.  ad  +  propiare  to  draw 
  near  prope  near.] 
  1.  To  come  or  go  near  in  place  or  time;  to  draw  nigh;  to 
  advance  nearer. 
 
  Wherefore  approached  ye  so  nigh  unto  the  city?  --2 
  Sam.  xi  20. 
 
  But  exhorting  one  another;  and  so  much  the  more  as 
  ye  see  the  day  approaching.  --Heb.  x.  25. 
 
  2.  To  draw  near  in  a  figurative  sense  to  make  advances;  to 
  approximate;  as  he  approaches  to  the  character  of  the 
  ablest  statesman. 




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