near at hand

idiom

: close enough to reach easily
Be sure to have a fire extinguisher near at hand.

Examples of near at hand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sobriety requires honesty: neither a battlefield victory for Ukraine nor negotiations in which Kyiv starts from a strong position are near at hand. Liana Fix, Foreign Affairs, 28 Nov. 2023 So with thousands of missiles raining down, the devastation and the danger are near at hand. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 14 Oct. 2023 Lincoln is living two parallel lives, and Sachs films each of them with a flattened, tableau-like abstraction that suggests distance even from events near at hand. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2023 The Sox have no immediate plans to turn in another direction at shortstop, though change is approaching even if not near at hand. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 Home confinement, less like imprisonment than like getting grounded, sharpened one’s awareness of the near at hand. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2021 Why get hung up on principle when power is so near at hand? Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2021 With the possibility of detecting biosignature gases potentially so near at hand, researchers are gearing up to study them. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2016 But our closest relatives were near at hand. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 3 July 2022

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“Near at hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/near%20at%20hand. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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