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A group of students were standing near the entrance.
The tornado destroyed two houses near Tulsa.
The supermarket is quite near.
I slept in the bed nearest the door.
They live on a ranch 15 miles from the nearest town.
Rosa moved a little nearer to the fire.
It was nearer three than two o’clock when he finally arrived.
I had no intention of making any decision until much nearer the time.
The incident occurred near the end of the war.
The date of the election was drawing near.
What he’s saying now is near the truth, but it’s still not accurate.
My feelings were nearer to despair than disappointment.
Julian was near to panic as he suddenly realized that he was trapped.
People near to retirement need to know their savings are sufficient.
They are near to solving the puzzle.
There were rumors that the 66-year-old leader was near death.
It was the nearest thing to a home that he had ever had.
She wouldn’t go near downtown in case she saw him.
Dad doesn’t go near red meat since his heart attack.
The check came to $22.08 but they rounded it down to the nearest dollar and charged us $22.
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