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  • v. Present participle of approximate.


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  • Until the native militia was organised, Russian troops, not exceeding fifty thousand in number, were to occupy the country; this occupation, however, was to be limited to a term approximating to two years.

    A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878

  • I can't wait for our Justice Department to look into King County's waterboarding, illegal renditions, and deliberate infliction of pain approximating that of organ failure, because we all know how much our federal government has strongly opposed such practices over the last five years.

    Sound Politics: Federal investigation of King County Jail

  • (which is a sound approximating ch in the German word ich), is to be found on page 206, Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology.

    Osage Traditions

  • Worldwork develops empathy, and one of its mainstays is what Feagin and Vera call approximating experiences.

    White Racism and Empathy (or the Lack Thereof)

  • I also discussed a concept called approximating experiences, which is one way Whites can develop more empathetic orientations.

    White Racism and Empathy (or the Lack Thereof)

  • Freddie rose, with an expression approximating to happiness on his face.

    Something New

  • To this it may be answered that the Perkinists ridiculed the idea of approximating Mesmer and the founder of their own doctrine, that nothing like the somnambulic condition seems to have followed the use of the Tractors, and that neither the exertion of the will nor the powers of the individual who operated seem to have been considered of any consequence.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • The Charter of Universal Rights said that internees must be kept in conditions "approximating" their home world -- and Greenies scrupulously obeyed such conventions, not wanting to deny anyone their rights.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • A joint EU-Vatican committee, set up under the agreement, "discussed in detail" a draft Vatican law "approximating" the EU rules at an Oct. 15 meeting, Altafaj said. -- Top News

  • He then began the issue of a new series of coins approximating though still below their face value, and published another letter, this time acknowledging that he had repudiated the "klippings," but asserting that the step was taken to comply with a suggestion made him by the people. [

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa


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