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A group of students were standing near the entrance.
The tornado destroyed two houses near Tulsa.
The shops are quite near.
I slept in the bed nearest the door.
They live in a small cottage 15 miles from the nearest village.
Rosa moved a little nearer to the fire.
I got into the near side of the bed.
Julian was near to panic as he suddenly realized that he was trapped.
People near to retirement need to know their pension funds are sufficient.
They are near to solving the puzzle.
There were rumours that the 66-year-old leader was near death.
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.
The temperature that day was near 30 degrees.
The loss was near 15 per cent for the year.
There was a lot of mist around because of the garden’s nearness to the river.