draw near

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v draw near move towards "We were approaching our destination","They are drawing near","The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Draw near to approach
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Quotations

  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    “In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

While they were at work, a horseman was seen drawing near to the station, but not from the direction the master would come.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
But time passes, and behold the end of the thirteen years draws near.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
It is our Mother Mary, She bids you all draw near.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
So he was drawing near to Carancro.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Drawing near, he found that she had an infant wrapped in a bundle.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
The victor himself trembled, and it was long ere Una dared draw near, dreading lest the direful fiend should stir.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
These little companies sat on the ground, and by signs invited their visitors to draw near.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
O, appear and draw near running, for your prey never escapes.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
They calculated that the schooner must be drawing near them.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
And so the days passed till November was drawing near.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
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In poetry:

As this is the first of the year,
And I am all alone,
I thought I'd try to draw me near
To thee, my dear, my own.
"New Year's Greeting" by Frank Barbour Coffin
A noble heart is sleeping here,
Beneath this lowly mound;
With reverence let us draw near,
For this is holy ground.
"In Memoriam: Rensellaer Biddle" by David John Scott
Old friends called from us by the voice
Which they alone could hear,
From mystery to mystery,
From life to life, draw near.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But lo! the hour draws near apace,
When changes shall be o'er;
Then I shall see thee face to face,
And be eclipsed no more.
"The Moon In Silver Glory Shone" by John Newton
But to draw near to thee, my God,
Shall be my sweet employ;
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad,
And tell the world my joy.
"Psalm LXXIII: Now I'm Convinced the Lord Is Kind" by Isaac Watts
Then shall I love thy gospel more,
And ne'er forget thy word,
When I have felt its quick'ning power,
To draw me near the Lord.
"Psalm 119 part 16" by Isaac Watts

In news:

At a small café near the canal where a headless body has been found, Maigret is intrigued by the reticent proprietress and tries to draw her out.
Decision time drawing near for NFL prospects Van Noy, Hoffman.
Decision time drawing near for NFL prospects Van Noy, Hoffman.
Volunteers out in force as election draws near.
NEW YORK — The end of Borders as we know it may be drawing near.
As the royal wedding draws near, people are beginning to speculate who will be Kate Middleton's lady- in-waiting , according to reports.
An independent Zimbabwean media rights group says journalists face increased intimidation, threats and assaults in their work as elections scheduled next year draw near.
A sign supporting President Barack Obama sits in a yard on Centreville Way in Bel Air as Election Day 2012 draws near.
An independent Zimbabwean media rights group says journalists face increased intimidation , threats and assaults in their work as elections scheduled next year draw near.
A n independent Zimbabwean media rights group says journalists face increased intimidation , threats and assaults in their work as elections scheduled next year draw near.
That means the holidays are drawing near and it's time for the Fourth annual Gingerbread Jubilee .
All-breed event draws nearly 300 dogs.
Panama City skyline is dominated by the dense construction as new development is underway as the Panama Canal expansion date draws near.
Drawing near to Lent is always a journey of truth, and the truth is always about us.
There are big dreams among millionaire hopefuls with nearly half-a-billion dollars on the line for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
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In science:

As the cavity-mediated interaction draws atoms into antinodal wells one wavelength apart from one another, it generates a softening in the atomic dispersion relation εmn , i.e., a trough near m + n (cid:39) K0R.
Emergent superfluid crystals, frustration, and topologically defected states in multimode cavity QED
The article draws its information from a single survey, which is not nearly enough material to proclaim any causal connection, surely not in the strong language used by the author. Furthermore, this survey was not a controlled experiment.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
We show the surface density near the inner edge at t = 122 and 125 in the first two panels of Figure 13, and draw the velocity field vectors measured in the co-moving frame on top of it.
Three Dimensional MHD Simulation of Circumbinary Accretion Disks: Disk Structures and Angular Momentum Transport
Equation (25) gives exactly the right inequality in Eq. (16) applied to the current scenario, from which we draw the conclusion that the transpose channel is near-optimal on A under channel E when B is perfectly correctable.
Towards a Unified Framework for Approximate Quantum Error Correction
The field theory analysis of the previous section suggests that we can draw hair/baldness conclusions for the near-horizon geometry of the orthogonal intersections as well, by T-duality.
Baldness/delocalization in intersecting brane systems
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