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Definition of "nearer" []

  • Less distant from. comparative form of near: more near (adjective)
  • Closer (preposition)

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Use "nearer" in a sentence
  • "Next, To _creep to you with his Body and Head close upon the ground_, by saying, _Come nearer, Come nearer_, or the like Words; to understand and do it, entice him with shewing him Bread, or the like: Thrusting down any rising part of his Body or head, and roughly threatning him; if he slight that, a good Jerk or two with a slash of Whip-cord will reclaim his Obstinacy."
  • "They knew what the prince was saying, they had the secret and yet -- they were _no nearer, no nearer_ than he."
  • "The girl felt it in every nerve; it was as though some soft-footed, noiseless, shapeless creature, whose presence she only dimly divined, was approaching nearer -- _nearer_."