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Nearly, 1) at or to a small distance: “I doubt some danger does approach you n.” Mcb. IV, 2, 67.
2) in a manner approaching to, not falling short of, what is proposed: “as n. as I may, I'll play the penitent to you,” Ant. II, 2, 91 (i. e. as much like a real penitent as it is consistent with my dignity).
3) intimately, pressingly: “a loss in love that touches me more n.” Sonn. 42, 4. “some confidence that decerns you n.” Ado III, 5, 4. “something n. that concerns yourselves,” Mids. I, 1, 126. “what most n. appertains to us both,” Lr. I, 1, 287.
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