Definition of near at hand in English:

near at hand

  • Close in distance or time: an all-electric future was near at hand
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    • Although she would not look at him, she was always near at hand, so close that he felt he could feel the quickened beating of her heart.
    • ‘Use materials from near at hand,’ advises Massachusetts builder John Abrams.
    • They do need the comfort of having their relatives and friends near at hand and the knowledge that they are in the capable hands of a dedicated and caring staff of doctors and nurses.
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