come near

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come near come near in time "Winter is approaching","approaching old age"
    • v come near move towards "We were approaching our destination","They are drawing near","The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
    • v come near almost do or experience something "She came near to screaming with fear"
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Quotations

  • Julia A. Moore
    Julia A. Moore
    “Come all good people far and near, Oh, come and see what you can hear.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
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    “Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.”
  • Richard E. Byrd
    Richard E. Byrd
    “Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.”

Usage

In literature:

Wouldn't let anybody come near him if they could help it.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
They stretched out their hands as they saw us come near.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
I say let him not come near my doors.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
They were coming near the end of their cruise.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
No one could come near without his knowledge.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
For they began banging away, even at that distance, though they couldn't come anywhere near the tug.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
The Englishmen had walked about, and had finally come near the pond where the buffaloes were.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
When they had come near enough to the inhabitants to be seen by them, the people rose and came to meet the strangers.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
Inch, will you come near?
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
I am stronger than both of you, and neither of you dare come near me.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

They come near and nearer,
The heavenly ones all—
The gods with their presence
Fill earth as their hall!
"Dithyramb" by Friedrich von Schiller
They come with talk of ships and men
And lean upon the bar
And yarn and drink and yarn again
Of ports both near and far.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Kindly he caught me by the hand,
And said, Why dost thou fear?
Since thou art come at my command,
And I am always near.
"Peter Walking Upon The Water" by John Newton
For that not to me alone
Comes a splendour out of fear;
Where the light of heaven hath shone
There is glory far and near.
"Sharing" by George MacDonald
"Oh, was ye near Macdonell's men?
Did ye their numbers see?
Come, tell to me, John Hielanman,
What micht their numbers be?"
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'Oh was ye near Macdonnel's men?
Did ye their numbers see?
Come, tell to me, John Hielanman,
What micht their numbers be?'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British

In news:

Near the end of his 40 years in power, Enver Hoxha prepared his tiny country for an invasion he warned was sure to come.
Coming to a pulpit near you.
Coming soon to a dispensary near you — or at least one on North Capitol Street.
Miller's $21,000 fine was for a low hit, but Denver's star linebacker insists he was blocked into Newton and didn't come anywhere near his knees.
For nearly a year now, you should've known this moment would come.
HARRISBURG — Area code 582 is coming soon to a phone near you.
SantaCon is coming to town _ in fact, to nearly 300 towns and cities around the world.
Unsure where it's coming from, it's nearly impossible to regulate.
On Saturday, Nov 10, community members are invited to come to William Jessup University's academic warehouse between 11 am and 3 pm and assemble 500 bikes and wrap nearly 2,000 toys that will be given to families in need in Rocklin.
Google Now, the virtual assistant hailed by Popular Science as "the innovation of the year" is coming to a browser near you.
Toutatis, at 2.7 miles (4.46 kilometers) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) wide, is one of the largest asteroids that comes anywhere near Earth.
Near-Earth asteroids generally have to be at least 500 feet (150 m) wide and come within 4.65 million miles (7.5 million km) of our planet to be classified as potentially hazardous.
BALI , Indonesia (AP) — Police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have arrested a convicted Italian mobster who is believed to be an up-and-coming Mafia boss near Palermo, Sicily.
BALI , Indonesia—Police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have arrested a convicted Italian mobster who is believed to be an up-and-coming Mafia boss near Palermo, Sicily.
BALI , Indonesia — Police on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have arrested a convicted Italian mobster who is believed to be an up-and-coming Mafia boss near Palermo, Sicily.
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In science:

In heavy quark fragmentation most of the quark momentum is carried by the heavy meson [8, 9], thus the near side eHF − h is expected to be dominated by pairs in which both particles come from the heavy meson decay.
Correlations of electrons from heavy flavor decay in p+p, d+Au and Au+Au collisions
The optical low-resolution spectrum comes from the Loiano observatory and the flux points are determine d by broad band optical UBVRC LC and near-IR JHKLM photometry (Skopal et al. 2009).
The symbiotic system AG Draconis. Soft X-ray bremsstrahlung from the nebulae
As we already mentioned, it is computationally less expensive to simulate thick disks than thin, so it comes as no surprise that most of the numerical work for nearly four decades, starting with the work of Wilson [316], has been on thick disks.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
This is the strategy we use to obtain the right panel in Figure (6.1).) The first-order correction comes nearly for free in ABC-EP, but higher-orders seem much more expensive to obtain in an ABC context, and are not discussed here.
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
The insert in the top left panel shows an enlargement of the signal near bounce, which comes from prompt convection (e.g., section 3.1.1).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
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