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near adv.2 and prep.:
1. “come near the house, come or draw near,” enter Tp. V. i. 318, Wiv. I. iv. 137, III. iii. 159, Mer.V. V. i. 223.
2. “ upon,” close at hand Meas. IV. vi. 14.
3. “go to,” be on the point of, almost succeed in (doing something) Tp. II. ii. 80, 2H6 I. ii. 102.
4. intimately, deeply, closely Gent. III. i. 60 “some affairs That touch me ,” 1H6 III. i. 58, Tim. I. ii. 186; also as prep. closely touching or affecting, esp. in phr. “come near” Gent. IV. iii. 19 “No grief did ever come so near thy heart,” AYL. V. ii. 70 “If you do love Rosalind so near the heart,” 1H4 I. ii. 14, H8 III. i. 71, Oth. IV. i. 209 “if it touch not you, it comes nobody.”
5. intimate with 2H4 V. i. 80 “being their master.”
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