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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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SIALKOT -- Electioneering for the annual elections of Sialkot District Bar Association (DBA) is gaining momentum as the polling day on Jan 13 draws near.
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Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi: "And if he (My Slave) draws near to Me a hand's span, I draw near to him an arm's length; and if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length.
The sad truth is that Iraq today is not much different from the one Shadid describes in the book -- in it, the night draws near fast and everything is ghamidha, ambigious.
Los Angeles, California: The Pacman mania continues to gain momentum as the countdown to Manny Pacquiao's fight against undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr draws near.
The sacrificial animals have been brought by cattle breeders from across the country who are offering them for sale amid a boom in cattle sale as Eid draws near.
As election season draws near, the right to vote is threatened by numerous restrictive voting laws.
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Year after year, as November 4th draws near, left-aligned spokesmen and media repeat the same old lies about PM Rabins murder.
The excitement and buzz has increased as the prospect of reaching the third round for the first time in the history of the club - the smallest left in the competition - draws near.
Trevor Rees - the bodyguard in the Mercedes with Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed - called for his privacy to be respected as the milestone date draws near.
AS the time draws near for the ballot papers to be marked, I only hope that Everton fans will have the sense to vote with their minds and not with their hearts.
As the 15th draws near it brings back the nightmare she went through when her partner and grandmother died within 12 hours of each other.
Burke is confident that the new course will be a success, but still admits to moments of anxiety as the start time draws near.