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  • v. To approach, move toward.

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  • v. move towards


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  • Are there not many men who, out of a deeper pit of darkness than that of Victorinus, return to thee -- who draw near to thee and are illuminated by that light which gives those who receive it power from thee to become thy sons?

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • If it be a communion-day, draw near to the Lord's table in the wedding garment of a faithful and penitent heart, to be partaker of so holy a banquet.

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.

  • I was then sitting by his side and he, seeing in her the signs of asceticism and devoutness, made her draw near and take seat hard by him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The security man and the fanatic had engaged in a long‑running battle through Longtunnel's upper reaches, because it took another day for the refugees to draw near enough to the port to enable Flinx to detect the first glimmerings of human emotion.

    Flinx In Flux

  • For who is this that engageth his heart to draw near unto me? saith Jehovah.

    The Holy Bible: Darby Translation

  • So she sat down and unveiled her face; 217 and, when the King saw her beauty, his reason fled his head and he made her draw near and showed her favour, appointing her an especial palace for herself and her damsels, and assigning them solde and allowances.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "That is what I call a bouquet," said Fleda, fain to leave the table, too, and draw near the tempting show in Florence's hand.


  • They saw her white shape draw near to the spring-cart, on which her box was already placed.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • ‘Enter, O Abu Bahr,’ and drew a curtain between himself and Maysun, that she might hear what they said without being seen herself; then he said to Al – Ahnaf, ‘O Son of the Sea, draw near and tell me what counsel thou hast for me.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But we have now “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh: and having an high priest over the house of God, we may draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith,” Heb. x.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost


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