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1 being the less far of two

  • grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half
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2 being such only when compared to something else

  • the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement
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3 closely resembling the object imitated

  • the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert
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4 not being distant in time, space, or significance

  • the famous prediction that in the near future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes
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at hand, to hand

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1 at, within, or to a short distance or time

  • as the campers grew cold, so they gravitated nearer to the campfire
  • as summer draws near, we usually start planning our annual vacation
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at close quarters, at hand, on one's doorstep, within call

2 to a close degree

  • copy the artistʼs drawing into your own sketchbook as near as you can
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3 very close to but not completely

  • it's near six o'clock, so we should start preparing dinner
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as good as, just about, pretty much, within an inch of

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4 close to but not exactly

  • it takes somewhere near an hour to get there
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after a fashion, somewhere about, somewhere around

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close to

  • please don't cough near me
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next door to


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1 to come near or nearer

  • as the procession nears, youʼll be able to take a better picture of the graduates
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2 to move closer to

  • as we near the church, you'll be able to see the bas-relief sculptures better
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