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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of near.


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  • As his term neared its end, Olmert made some of the bravest declarations ever by a prime minister about the need to end the occupation and reach an agreement - but now that has turned out to be a fraud.

    The Heathlander

  • As the train neared, Autrey pinned Hollopeter in the trough by lying on top of him, face to face.

    Boing Boing

  • As the end of Buford Pusser's first two-year term neared, he announced his candidacy for reelection.

    The Twelfth Of August -The life story of Sheriff Buford Pusser

  • As UNMIN's term neared expiry Wednesday, the ruling parties had been favouring reducing its mandate and taking the army off its supervision.

    The Times of India

  • In 1982, unemployment was at 10.8 percent as the midterms neared, and conventional wisdom said Reagan's Republicans were done for.

    Five myths about midterm elections

  • As the role call neared the “Ms,” my heart was trying to make like an alien and explode out of my chest.

    Riding Rockets

  • But as the midterms neared, the immigrant salvos of candidates like Jan Brewer and Sharron Angle made the president seem more appealing to Hispanic voters.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • As the roll call neared Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name, the Nevadan stood up at his desk, prepared to deliver his vote.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • As we neared the end of 1996, I knew it was time for Joan and me to get back to Minnesota.

    The Good Fight

  • Without making any kind of announcement to the others, I crossed the dining room to the living room and neared the window overlooking the porch.

    Arcane Circle


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