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draw near

1. To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
2. To approach or come closer. This usage is typically used to describe the passage of time. As the time to process into the church drew near, the students quieted down and lined up in alphabetical order.
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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.
See also: draw, near
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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.
Lacson said the killing of Concepcion could be proof that gun-for-hire groups cuddled by some politicians are now springing into action as the elections draw near.
We seek NATO-membership-real approach, but we draw near to the Non-Aligned Movement where instead of the power, the regulations "exist" equally for all, Pendarovski points out.
AS THE local elections draw near, it is with disbelief that I read the BNP is still gaining support.
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."
BOLLIN ERIC (4.35) can make the most of a plum draw near the inside rail to beat some well-regarded rivals at Beverley today.
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.
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 national elections draw near, hopeful public servants and re-electionists are slowly making their way into public view.
THE historical fact that Jesus came to earth in the flesh is the irrefutable proof that God will do anything to draw near to us.