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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.
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'With the election drawing near, requiring much greater time and effort and my additional duties as head of the party's anti corruption and accountability cell, I have requested the chairman PTI to relieve me of my responsibility as central information secretary of the party,' he said.
The Afghan security forces have recently intensified operations against militants as spring and summer known as the fighting season is drawing near.
Get ready for a spectacle, The time is drawing near, From the 24th to 26th of May The three queens will be here You'll have to get there early, If you want to bag a seat, People will come from far and wide To see the jewel in Cunard's fleet The Three Queens will be docking, And what a sight it's sure to be, For people of all ages to be a part of history All three ships have travelled the world And docked in many a port But to have all three in Liverpool Is a tantalising thought Our wonderful river Mersey Will be the guardian overnight To the world's three greatest liners An unmissable historic sight We're to be graced with these ships' presence And their large imposing scale Be sure to bring your camera though For that photo...
Do students and the Government realize the end of the school year is drawing near? Ways will have to be found to compensate for what has been missed.
"Considering the date for revealing the report on Macedonia's progress is drawing near, and there are still no results, the attitude may be negative," diplomatic sources in Brussels say.
Summary: With the end of the summer holidays drawing near, it's time to start thinking about the new school year, but heading to your nearest bookstore to pick up the latest textbooks is becoming a thing of the past, as technology is replacing traditional ways of teaching and learning.
The tender for completion of studies for construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal is drawing near, followed by a tender for building, reports Panamaamerica.com.pa (Jan.
God called your name so softly that only you could hear and no one heard the footsteps of Angels drawing near, my thoughts are forever with you though you have passed away, I loved you dearly and I'm thinking of you today and every day.
The only other verse I remember singing was: 'See the wise men from the East drawing near, Led by that wonderful star.
The convoy includes around 140 tons of food, medical stuff and clothes.Head of the Syrian Arab Popular Committee for supporting the Palestinian people and resisting the Zionist scheme Ahmad Abdulkarim said in a statement to SANA that this new convoy was gathered from the Syrian governorates to be offered to the Palestinians to ease their suffering as Eid al-Adha is drawing near.Syria has never given up support for the Palestinian people until regaining its firm national rights, on top establishing its independent state with Jerusalem as capital, he added.
THE deadline for submitting nominations for the fourth annual national Tackling Drugs Changing Lives Awards, designed to recognise, reward and celebrate the work being done by drug teams and workers, is drawing near.
God called your name so softly that only you could hear and no one heard the footsteps of angels drawing near. It broke our hearts to lose you mum, but you did not go alone.
The water level in Ortotokoi water reservoir is drawing near the bottom level.