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.
Coriolanus pitched his camp quite near to the city.
We have seen this happen already, and it will get substantially better in the near future.
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.
The grandfather clock would look beautiful in the foyer, and the rocker should be in the living room, near the piano.
The only plus is it's near the hospital.
An older, harmless-looking man with white hair and beautiful emerald eyes stood near the door, holding out a phone.
Getting over Brandon wasn't near as easy as getting her cap and stripes.
He persuaded other towns near Antium to send their soldiers to help him.
The goal of our offered summer sojourn was described as a seasonal cabin on a small lake in near Wolfboro, New Hampshire.
There was a pay phone near the door but it was out of order.
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.
It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
Roger wouldn't let anyone near me.
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.
She is going to their estate near Moscow either today or tomorrow morning, with her nephew.
"Don't you come near me," she said, horrified when the words were torn by a sob.
She slumped to a near-fetal position.
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!
He drained her life until she was near blackness before he flung his head back with a contented sigh.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
Swiftly they drew near to the flaming colored suns, and passed close beside them.
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.
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.
Barbara Ivanovna told me the mob near killed her because she said something in French.
The case was evidently this: a position was selected along the river Kolocha--which crosses the highroad not at a right angle but at an acute angle--so that the left flank was at Shevardino, the right flank near the village of Novoe, and the center at Borodino at the confluence of the rivers Kolocha and Voyna.
But beneath the slope, by the cart with the wounded near the panting little nag where Pierre stood, it was damp, somber, and sad.
Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.