draw near

idiom

: to come closer : to approach
He became more nervous as the day of the wedding drew near.

Examples of draw near in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The day of reckoning continues to draw near, as trustees for the program described in their latest annual update released this month. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2024 Emotions tend to get more intense, not calmer, as the holidays draw near. Belinda Luscombe, TIME, 9 Apr. 2024 As the general elections scheduled for May 5 draw near, there is a sense of uncertainty prevailing within the country’s creative industries, which depend on some state support. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 Hospitals in Gaza City are raising the alarm as Israeli troops draw near. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 The candidates are stepping up attacks on their rivals as the New Hampshire primaries draw near. Nicholas Kerr, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2024 DeSantis takes sharper aim at Trump in Iowa but to little avail Ron DeSantis has stepped up his criticism of Donald Trump in Iowa, but the Florida governor faces questions about how much longer his presidential campaign can last as the state’s Jan. 15 presidential caucuses draw near. Steven Lemongello, Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2024 Amid fears of Western fatigue and, in particular, waning U.S. support as elections draw near, Kyiv wants to show that the significant American and European outlay to buttress its war effort has been worth it — and is also worth sustaining. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 11 June 2023 In rare moments, somebody from one of these little groups, as if sent on reconnaissance, would draw near to us. Ishion Hutchinson, The New Yorker, 5 Nov. 2022

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“Draw near.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20near. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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