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
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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
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