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draw near

 
1. and draw near (to someone or something ) Lit. to come near to someone or something. Draw near to me, and let me look at you. Draw near to the table and look at this.
2. Fig. [for a particular time] to approach. The time to depart is drawing near. As the time for her speech drew near, Ann became more and more nervous.
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Perhaps the one verse, which seems to sum up the author's faith and philosophy, is that which says "Let us draw near (to God) with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
In this same eastern outpost, another United Nations peacekeeper, unable to communicate with a 13-year-old Swahili-speaking girl who walked past him, held up a cookie and gestured for her to draw near," continued the New York Times account.
The shallow-pitched roof flows seamlessly out of the walls, creating a symbolic shelter that seems to dissolve as you draw near - much like the sharply cut lines that Hiroshige used to represent a downpour.
FLAT SPIN made a winning debut in the seven-furlong maiden and trainer John Dunlop was impressed by Wafic Said's colt as he could not take advantage of a high draw near the stands rail and had to come round his field, writes Bruce Jackson.
We know our guests are busy, active people with little time to spare on their hands, especially as the holidays draw near," said Carolyn O'Keefe, chief marketing officer for IHOP Corp.
As the Holy Father himself put it on September 3, 2002 at the start of The Legacy of the Popes progression, "May all who visit the exhibition, Saint Peter and the Vatican, in admiring the beauty of the works of art contained therein, draw near with confidence to Jesus Christ the Redeemer, who made the Apostle Peter his vicar on earth.
NEW YORK - As the small knots of visitors draw near to the steel perimeter fence, laughter and cheerful talk ceases.
35) can make the most of a plum draw near the inside rail to beat some well-regarded rivals at Beverley today.
Well treated on the pick of his form, he has a great draw near the stands' rail, and champion jockey Kieren Fallon is in the saddle.
The village baker in his apron brings a loaf; the curd in his black hat comes with an office book; an old woman brings a hen, children carry a basket of eggs; a mother and baby draw near with a toy for the Christ child.
As the holidays draw near, what better way to celebrate these joyous times than with a one-of-a-kind piece of art depicting characters from one of Disney's all-time favorite animation movies.