draw close

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v draw close move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position "We cuddled against each other to keep warm","The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
    • v draw close pull towards oneself "He drew the crying child close"
    • v draw close move towards "We were approaching our destination","They are drawing near","The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
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Usage

In literature:

Close that window, draw the blind and curtains, and block that small window, the one through which you saw the ghost.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
The day's work was drawing to a close.
"The Vanishing Man" by R. Austin Freeman
Meanwhile the last days of Queen Anne's weary existence were drawing to a close.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
The Vineyard schooner was not more than half-full, and the season was fast drawing to a close.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
She adjusted her small, close-fitting flowered hat, dropped her parasol across the bed, and began to draw on her cotton gloves.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
But there is another inflow which is drawing close attention, the inflow of cheap foreign labour into our towns.
"Problems of Poverty" by John A. Hobson
Will He allow us to draw near to His footstool, and even there, close to His glory, to lie low before Him?
"Christie, the King's Servant" by Mrs. O. F. Walton
This is done by drawing three loops up tightly, made close together, and then leaving a short space before making more.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The reign of George III., which had now lasted fifty years, was drawing practically to a close.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860" by Charles Duke Yonge
For the career of Messalina was drawing rapidly to a close.
"Seekers after God" by Frederic William Farrar
It was afternoon, and the short winter day was already drawing towards a close.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 2." by W.W. Jacobs
It was afternoon, and the short winter day was already drawing towards a close.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
The elder girls hastened to draw close to their father in gratitude, and home breathed a kinder, freer air than ever had been known before.
"Young Lives" by Richard Le Gallienne
But we must draw this article to a close.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
But the voyage itself was now drawing to a close.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Drawing a deep breath and closing his lips tightly, he pressed on ready for the conflict.
"The Lost Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
True that he was close on the end of his play, and when it was finished he would be able to draw on Ford.
"Vain Fortune" by George Moore
The month of February was drawing to a close, when I took my passage on board the "Isabel," bound for Charleston.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
The Fourth was drawing to a close.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
My next to my last college year was drawing to a close.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
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In poetry:

Behold, He will pay thy reward,
Thou shalt share the abode of the blest,
For the day thou return to the Lord,
He will draw thee close to His breast.
"Pour Out Thy Heart" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
So "all is well," though swift or slow
God's will be done; and we
Draw near to him, for close and low
Beneath his chastening hand, the blow
Will fall less heavily.
"Thy Will Be Done" by Hattie Howard
Yet--should one loving reverently kneel
And draw the lily's close-shut leaves apart,
Perchance those waxen petals might reveal
Enshrined within, a glowing golden heart.
"To A. M. M." by Leigh Gordon Giltner
The grave hills draw close in the darkness;
They cluster about us in an ever narrowing circle;
They press upon us in their sombre wordlessness
Until the darkness blots them out.
"En Tour " by Edith Mirick
And when we have wakened the lust of a foe,
To draw him by flight toward our bullies we go,
Till, 'ware of strange smoke stealing nearer, he flies
Or our bullies close in for to make him good prize.
"Cruisers" by Rudyard Kipling
And when we meet by the sounding pine
Sleep draws near to his dreamless brother.
And when thy sweet eyes answer mine,
Peace nestles close to her mournful mother,
And Hope and Weariness kiss each other.
"Song Of The Day To The Night" by Alice Meynell

In news:

As the often bitter race to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in the US House of Representatives draws to a close, the two candidates are spending the final days and hours of the campaign trying to reach every voter they can.
But as the third quarter draws to a close, the difference at this point is two interceptions from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler .
CNN's Nick Parker explores the "doomsday tourism" business that is thriving in Yucatan, Mexico as 2012 draws to a close.
Family football legacy draws to a close this week.
Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour draws to a close in New York City on Tuesday (Nov 22), and the 21-year-old superstar is going out with a bang.
But what a way for area teams to draw to a close during the next few weeks.
Keith Faber of Celina, a Republican, is the other -- leading a legislative task force that may be close to compromise on a new way for Ohio to draw legislative districts.
As this semester's Shakespeare at Yale festival draws to a close, a new production of " Hamlet " brings one of Shakespeare's most iconic works to the Yale stage.
Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H Cook.
As yet another scalp-searing summer draws to a close, the local gentry at Casey Moore's seem suitably pacified with drink and the promise of cooler temperatures just around the corner.
As my year serving as IADC chairman draws to a close, I see an industry that is stronger in many ways than it was 12 months ago.
As the London 2012 Olympics draw to a close, there is a general consensus that these have been among the best Games in recent times.
In November and December, the national cricket squad -- most of whose fans are English-speaking whites and Indians -- slowly overcame a series of eye-closing draws to soundly thump England.
Nearly two years of study and debate are drawing to a close, and Herkimer County voters are about to go to the polls on an issue that has divided the county like few others.
Closely watched Eighth District race likely to draw attention, cash.
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In science:

The above observations for scaling symmetry draw close parallels to those in and for the phenomenological dynamics of LQC in the Bianchi I and Kantowski-Sachs models.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
Suppose Θ, Θ′ Γ, ∆, Γ ′ closes s.t. N (Θ) T N (Θ′ ) = {u}, and the variables in Γ and Γ ′ (∆) draw from Θ (Θ′ ).
Tableaux for the Lambek-Grishin calculus
First, label the arcs incident to the turnable-subgroup by the following device: draw a simple closed curve surrounding the subgroup, then follow this curve in the clockwise direction until the first of a pair of edges at one end of the subgroup is encountered.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Knots, Part I
As discussed in Sec. 3.1, before one can draw definite conclusions about the thermodynamic properties of hot quark-gluon matter, one has to extrapolate the lattice data to the continuum limit (and hope that present-day lattices are sufficiently large to be close to the thermodynamic limit).
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
Drawing the analogy with cavity QED , one can entangle qubits with each other by consecutive coupling them to the resonator, creating in the process a coherent superposition of number states in the resonator, e.g. |n i and |m i, with close values of n, m.
Selective Amplification of a Quantum State
In these concluding remarks, I draw attention to some results on the various components of these galaxies, briefly comment on new insight s provided by ongoing panchromatic surveys, and close with a glimpse into the future.
Island Universes
Six parallel chains were run; the starting points of the chains were generated by importance resampling of 100 000 draws, a number that proved to yield enough eventual draws that were sufficiently close to the main posterior mode to ensure reliable and fast convergence of the Metropolis algorithm.
Bayesian inference on compact binary inspiral gravitational radiation signals in interferometric data
With the B factories drawing to a close, here again LHCb could make dramatic impact.
Four Statements about the Fourth Generation
We used this to draw a distinction between forms that are exact19 and consequently closed20 trivially, and forms that are closed but not exact.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
The algorithm draws k samples, and then invokes the closeness tester on a set of size 2k and an error parameter polynomial in ǫ−1 .
On the Power of Conditional Samples in Distribution Testing
Looking ahead, as the LEP and CLEO II programs draw to a close, finalized, full-statistics data-sets should become available next year for analysis.
Experimental Summary on Hadronic Decays: A TAU98 Review
We draw a contour graph for the peak location, show that the recent data favor to a closed universe with about ΩT ≃ 1.03.
The First Acoustics Peak CMBR and Cosmic Total Density
To calculate the entropy associated with that boundary, one needs to estimate the number of ways to draw a closed boundary of length L.
Curie Temperature for Small World Ising Systems of Different Dimensions
We draw readers’ attention to some closely related independent work of Sophie Chen in .
Estimates and Existence Results for a Fully Nonlinear Yamabe Problem on Manifolds with Boundary
We can estimate this area from below by drawing a line with slope α through the point (a + 1, 1) and a line with slope 1 α through the point (b + 1, 1); the area closed in by these two lines and the two axes is less than or equal to the number of points of F1 .
Stability results for uniquely determined sets from two directions in discrete tomography
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