Definition of Nearing

1. Verb. (present participle of ''near'') ¹



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Definition of Nearing

1. near [v] - See also: near

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nearing

near sighted
near term
near thing
near vision
nearby
nearctic
neare
neared
nearer
nearest
nearest neighbor frequency
nearfield
nearfields
nearhand
nearing (current term)
nearish
nearlier
nearliest
nearly
nearly never bulled a cow
nearness
nearnesses
nears
nearshore
nearshores
nearside
nearsides
nearsighted
nearsightedly

Literary usage of Nearing

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"NIGHT IS nearing (Persian — Fifteenth Century) AL LLAH Akbar! All things vanish after brief careering; Down one gulf life's myriad barks are steering; ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"S. nearing. Survey 33:655 Mr 13 '15 Low wages and the low wage environment. ... S. nearing. Pop Sci 86:478-503 My '15 Wages In New York. HB Woolston. ..."

3. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"OUR ART feature this month is "nearing Port," by Mr. Charles H. Grant. ... After a long and prosperous voyage this sturdy ship is nearing .port. ..."

4. Imported Americans: The Story of the Experiences of a Disguised American and by Broughton Brandenberg (1904)
"... nearing THE GATE sons participated. The other women finally roused to protest, and the stewards addressed them in language that is not fit to be stated ..."

5. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER LXVIII nearing Tung-chow—Japanese artillery—A cut in the river ... On nearing Tung-chow we found that the Chinese had in one place cut a ditch ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"It may be added that the north stack room of the new library building at Princeton is nearing completion and the main collections are to be removed to it ..."

7. Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 by Frank Marshall Eastman (1922)
"Upon his retirement from the bench in 1892, he resumed private practice and continued until nearing nonagenarian years. He was located in New Bloomfield, ..."

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