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draw near to

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, son, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
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With those words, Miss Sally put the meat away and locked the safe, and then drawing near to the small servant, overlooked her while she finished the potatoes.
Because of firsthand knowledge gained from years of drawing near to God, David knew that His presence and love is more satisfying than "the richest feast" (Psalm 63:5), "better than life itself" (Psalm 63:3)--a love that satisfies even in a "parched and weary land where there is no water" (Psalm 63:1).
Singer-actress-TV host Nikki Gil is truly drawing near to giving birth.
SIR - Armistice Day is drawing near to remind us all of the sacrifice of our young men and women.
Using the funeral of Princess Diana as an interpretive lens, Avis argues for a vision of the church drawing near to human needs and sensitive to human aspirations.
Or, in Father Robinson's words, "God's approach to us is a darkness of the intellect because He is drawing near to us in the truth of his own Being."