- In the distance could be heard approaching sirens.
- I yelled, all of a sudden feeling frantic as I heard the train approaching the platform above me.
- He could see, very faintly, a legion of soldiers in the distance, also approaching the forest.
- The Mitta Mitta rose to the occasion with a river level of 1.7m, approaching the 2m cut-off mark when nobody is permitted to kayak or raft the river.
- Second generation bean leaf beetles are emerging now and beetles numbers will be approaching their highest levels for the summer.
- It also will be impossible for the two teams to approach the Bucs' level of effectiveness.
- Three years ago, I approached her with a proposal.
- Just in case anyone I work with is reading this, see if you can guess which current highly respected staff member approached me with this request.
- Within South Africa short-listed artists were approached to submit proposals for work that would address the themes of the exhibition.
- One of your arguments is that a relevant matter in approaching our constitutional problem is that the respondent is resident in South Australia.
- We cannot have a situation in which 43 different police forces approach the same problem in 43 different ways.
- In order not to be consumed by it, I have to approach difficult problems with a healthy detachment.
- It equates belief systems with what informs your approach to a situation, and evaluates the system by the results.
- You are diplomatic and cautious in your approach to sticky situations.
- A major plus would be his measured approach to situations, giving due weight to consequences.
- She said a survey had been carried out in Tosside following an approach from a planning agent on behalf of a local landowner.
- It has already indicated that it has received an approach from a mystery bidder now known to be a private equity group.
- The company is braced for an approach from its German rival with a plan that will see them merge their core operations.
- She told a District Court inquiry this week that she had taped telephone conversations with him in 2000 and 2001 because she feared he would kill her after she rejected his approaches.
- When she rejected his approaches, he began to treat her meanly and find fault with her.
- But she knew why he would never because she would never accept his approaches.
- Lovely picture, though I don't care for the approach of winter that the orangey browns promise, I do love these colours.
- Ethnographers say that Baba Marta is the threshold between the end of the winter season and the approach of summer.
- Autumn is a season for spectacle, made all the more gaudy by the imminent approach of winter.
- The approach and landing were uneventful and the crew and aircraft were recovered safely.
- He set up for a half-flap approach and lowered the landing gear with the emergency system.
- Keep the ball in the middle in all phases of the approach to align the aircraft for maximum efficiency.
- Three new pedestrian islands will be built and an anti-skid coating applied in Brunshaw Road on the approaches to the roundabout.
- The war caused the temporary suspension of this plan; nevertheless, a sum of £6,600 was spent on concreting the quay roads and approaches to the berths.
- The minehunters had been in the area clearing unexploded weapons, including mines, from the approaches to the port.
Middle English: from Old French aprochier, aprocher, from ecclesiastical Latin appropiare 'draw near', from ad- 'to' + propius (comparative of prope 'near').
‘Bringing near’ is involved in approach, which is from Old French aprochier, aprocher, from ecclesiastical Latin appropiare ‘draw near’.
Words that rhyme with approachbroach, brooch, coach, encroach, loach, poach, reproach, roach
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