As I neared the end of its 902 pages, the ACA started to remind me of a patient of mine.
When we neared the kitchen, he stopped and asked, 'What is you want?'
As we neared the end of the interview, Schakowsky asked, “Have you ever put on a burka?”
It was late summer, in 2009, and Lessner was running out of money as he neared the completion of his film.
As evening neared, JoJo announced over Twitter that he was on 69th Street.
It neared, it bobbed in the ripple at the brink; it touched.
As he neared the trenches he raised his head to look for his company.
Looking fearfully from her eyrie, Olivia saw the band had neared the foot of the cliffs.
As the wind had decreased she was making sail; rapidly she neared them.
As they neared the well they began shouting, and a feeble cry from the depths answered them.
Old English near "closer, nearer," comparative of neah, neh"nigh." Influenced by Old Norse naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form mid-13c., and new comparative nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). As an adjective from c.1300. Originally an adverb but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Related: Nearness. In near and dear (1620s) it refers to nearness of kinship. Near East first attested 1891, in Kipling. Near beer "low-alcoholic brew" is from 1908.
"to draw near," 1510s, from near (adv.). Related: Neared; nearing.