Near in a sentence

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Definition of Near

  • At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
  • Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
  • Closely; intimately.
  • Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
  • Closely connected or related.
  • Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
  • Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
  • So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow{3}; as, a near escape; a near miss.
  • Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off a.
  • Immediate; direct; close; short.
  • Close-fisted; parsimonious.
  • Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near a.
  • To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
  • To draw near; to approach.
  • move towards
  • (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
  • near in time or place or relationship
  • not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

How to use near in a sentence. Near pronunciation.

After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
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But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
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There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
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Perhaps because David wore his hat always and the long coat with high collar like a Turk, or because Prince Kaid was an acute judge of human nature, and also because honesty was a thing he greatly desired-in others-and never found near his own person; however it was, he had set David high in his esteem at once.
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A group of people were moving towards the exit from the ramparts, and near himself stood a man waving an adieu. "Well, give my love to the girls," said the man cheerily.
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Perhaps that was why he had lived so near the person of the Prince, had held office so long.
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Drawing behind a clump of palms near a door opening to a passage leading to Mizraim's quarters, he waited.
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Soon I shall go into the desert upon a mission to the cities of the South, to Dongola, Khartoum, and Darfur and beyond; for there is trouble yonder, and war is near, unless it is given to me to bring peace.
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I begin to see how near good is to evil; how near faith is to unfaith; and how difficult it is to judge from actions only; how little we can know to-day what we shall feel tomorrow.
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A short distance away, near the outer gate, glowed a star of red light, and the fragrance of a strong cigar came over. "Say, looking for me?" said a voice, and a figure moved towards David.
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He glanced towards a corner near David's feet.
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In his palace by the Nile, Harrik, the half-brother of the Prince Pasha, heard it, and breaking off from conversation with two urgent visitors, passed to an alcove near, dropping a curtain behind him.
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There was a moment's hesitation, then Harrik picked up paper and ink that lay near, and said: "I will write to Kaid.
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Troubled by a deep danger drawing near, Kaid had drawn him into his tough service, half-blindly catching at his help, with a strange, almost superstitious belief that luck and good would come from the alliance; seeing in him a protection against wholesale robbery and debt-were not the English masters of finance, and was not this Englishman honest, and with a brain of fire and an eye that pierced things?
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Near by, village life manifested itself in heavily laden donkeys; in wolfish curs stealing away with refuse into the waste; in women, upright and modest, bearing jars of water on their heads; in evening fires, where the cover of the pot clattered over the boiling mass within; in the voice of the Muezzin calling to prayer.
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LONDON, Printed, and are to be Sold by J. Nutt near Stationers-Hall, 1704.
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At this time, our near neighbor, Gold Hill, was the most successful silver mining locality in Nevada.
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As I write, our towns are near deserted.
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The Lady had made all things ready for the Entertaining her Gallant; a Splendid Banquet being provided for him before he went to his Amorous Engagement; and being just ready to call him in, her Husband (who had been concealed near the House for some time, and seen the suspected Gallant walk to and fro in the Street,) suddenly enters the House, and finding such a Banquet ready prepared, no longer doubted but it was to entertain him; and therefore hastily calls for his Wife, and asks her the meaning of those Preparations, and who that Banquet was design'd for?
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Examples of Near

Example #1
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #2
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #3
As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
Example #4
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #5
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #6
Yet his blue eyes looked kindly at me, and now he began to nod pleasantly.