APPROACHING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPROACHING
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approaching
 a.  impending; of the relatively near future; coming closer to another
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Whilst Chichikov was thus conversing and partaking of the sucking pig until only a fragment of it seemed likely to remain, the sound of an approaching vehicle made itself heard.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
2  Chichikov also glanced out of the window, and saw approaching the verandah a brisk, swarthy-complexioned man of about forty, a man clad in a rough cloth jacket and a velveteen cap.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
3  Nikolai Petrovitch began looking at it, but his ear had already caught the sound of approaching wheels.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Bazarov was in fact approaching through the garden, stepping over the flower-beds.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  The staircase creaked under rapidly approaching footsteps.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  She was already growing impatient, and stamped her foot, ready to cry at his not coming at once, when she heard the young man's discreet steps approaching neither quickly nor slowly.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
7  But, don't be uneasy, he added, noticing that the count was beginning to breathe heavily and quickly which was always a sign of approaching anger.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII
8  After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV
9  Everyone got up and began watching the movements of our troops below, as plainly visible as if but a stone's throw away, and the movements of the approaching enemy farther off.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
10  Looking down at the waters of the Enns under the bridge, Nesvitski suddenly heard a sound new to him, of something swiftly approaching.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
11  By this time they were all approaching Tushin's battery, and a ball struck the ground in front of them.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII
12  The staff officer joined in the colonel's appeals, but Bagration did not reply; he only gave an order to cease firing and re-form, so as to give room for the two approaching battalions.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
13  Of these plans he had not merely one or two in his head but dozens, some only beginning to form themselves, some approaching achievement, and some in course of disintegration.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
14  From the direction of Olmutz in front of them, a group was seen approaching.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
15  He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (170 in 12 pages)
16  The most important thing about when a typhoon is approaching, it's a lot like when a hurricane is approaching in the U.S.
17  And yet even this New York girl would blench at the idea of approaching total strangers in the streets with a poem.
18  Until he recognized the approaching men, he did not sheathe his dagger and hail them as friends.
19  They erected a lighthouse on the promontory to warn approaching ships of their nearness to the shore.
20  The crowd murmured angrily and indicated that they did not care to listen to the speaker who was approaching the rostrum.
21  When this naval force was first discovered by the lookouts on Helgoland, there immediately appeared approaching from the German base.
22  Tough--minded optimists approach problems with a can-do philosophy and emerge stronger from tragedies.
23  The approach taken by US courts has been more progressive than that in Britain.
24  Be careful how you approach her - she's very temperamental.
25  There's a certain novelty value in this approach.
26  They had to approach the castle through thick swamps.
27  The wine made him bold enough to approach her and introduce himself.
28  The company is taking a more robust approach to management.
29  He didn't approach the front door at once.
30  We like this approach because it fits in with our own preconceptions.