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Adjective
Not being distant in time, space, or significance
“Wales may be a near neighbour but it has traits and trends that set it well apart from Ireland and neighbouring England.”
Adjective
Only a short time ahead
“At a meeting of this committee recently, some proposals were made and are expected to be carried out in the near future.”
Adjective
Closely acquainted
“I have no near relations.”
Adjective
Having a close family connection
“He went a few nights after with his sister to the assembly of a near relation.”
Adjective
Being the less far of two
“… grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half.”
Adjective
Being such only when compared to something else
“… the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement.”
Adjective
Closely resembling the object imitated
“… the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert.”
Adjective
“A family connection is a near guarantee of winning public office - though not always and not to a top post.”
Adjective
“She's too near to spend that much money.”
Preposition
Close to
“He lived near to the University I attended so we planned that I would stop by one afternoon when I had a break at school.”
Preposition
Preposition
Verb
Come near to; approach
“After three years of proposals and modifications they are finally nearing the planning application stage.”
Verb
Come near to
“The death toll is nearing 3,000.”
Adverb
At or to a place or time not far away
“After he moved in he didn't know if he would be able to sleep with her so near and not hold her in his arms.”
Adverb
Almost
“Ever wondered where you could get a near instant reply to any question.”
Adverb
Close to but not exactly
“… it takes somewhere near an hour to get there.”
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