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She heard footsteps approaching from behind.
A strange boat was approaching the shore.
The day of the election approached.
Winter is fast approaching.
Have you thought about approaching Sally? She might be able to help.
I have already approached my boss about a pay rise.
England never approached the state of political collapse which France then faced.
There is no one who even approaches his talents.
They played in temperatures approaching 40 degrees.
Governments tend to approach the issue from different angles.