I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
We have seen this happen already, and it will get substantially better in the near future.
Coriolanus pitched his camp quite near to the city.
My teacher is so near to me that I scarcely think of myself apart from her.
A couple of vacationers picked her up walking along the beach near La Jolla.
As he spoke the voice came so near to Zeb that he jumped back in alarm.
He persuaded other towns near Antium to send their soldiers to help him.
Getting over Brandon wasn't near as easy as getting her cap and stripes.
An older, harmless-looking man with white hair and beautiful emerald eyes stood near the door, holding out a phone.
The group of these queer creatures which was discovered clustered near the stairs at first remained staring and motionless, glaring with evil eyes at the intruders who had so suddenly appeared in their land.
She glanced at Bordeaux, who was squatting near the fire, putting his breakfast away.
The grandfather clock would look beautiful in the foyer, and the rocker should be in the living room, near the piano.
The goal of our offered summer sojourn was described as a seasonal cabin on a small lake in near Wolfboro, New Hampshire.
It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
There was a pay phone near the door but it was out of order.
Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
Here one side of the mountain had a great hole in it, like the mouth of a cavern, and the stairs stopped at the near edge of the floor and commenced ascending again at the opposite edge.
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
On a mountain near their city, there was a narrow chasm or hole in the rocks.
Old story-tellers say that he alighted on the back of a large fish, called a dolphin, which had been charmed by his music and was swimming near the ship.
He opened his eyes and looked around at the small, plain room and at the poor people standing near him.
I felt my way to the end of the garden, knowing that the mimosa tree was near the fence, at the turn of the path.
Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.
"Don't you come near me," she said, horrified when the words were torn by a sob.
Not here too near my home but not so far away.
She slumped to a near-fetal position.
Roger wouldn't let anyone near me.
The only plus is it's near the hospital.
I wisely followed with my careful research of recent births in this community until I found mother LeBlanc, lately arrived from a city near Lynn, Massachusetts!
Then, these near silent sobs would have turned to shrieks of anguish while I made the young beauty my own.
Once I entered the woods I had only dead reckoning to come out near my quarry.
In this letter Prince Andrew pointed out to his father the danger of staying at Bald Hills, so near the theater of war and on the army's direct line of march, and advised him to move to Moscow.
In a side street near the crossroads where the vehicles had stopped, a house and some shops were on fire.
Soldiers were continually rushing backwards and forwards near it, and he saw two of them and a man in a frieze coat dragging burning beams into another yard across the street, while others carried bundles of hay.
You must go away too, take away what you can and tell the serfs to go to the Ryazan estate or to the one near Moscow.
On the contrary, I ask you to go with all your belongings to our estate near Moscow, and I promise you I will see to it that there you shall want for nothing.
Pictures of the near past--her father's illness and last moments--rose one after another to her memory.
And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.
Two orderlies, a courier and a major-domo, stood near by, some ten paces from Prince Andrew, availing themselves of Kutuzov's absence and of the fine weather.
The Razumovskis wanted to buy his house and his estate near Moscow, but it drags on and on.
She is going to their estate near Moscow either today or tomorrow morning, with her nephew.
Barbara Ivanovna told me the mob near killed her because she said something in French.