Definitions of nearer

  1. ( comparative of ` near' or ` close') within a shorter distance; " come closer, my dear!"; " they drew nearer"; " getting nearer to the true explanation"
  2. ( comparative of ` near') being the one of two that is less distant in space; " we walked to the nearer house"
  3. More near: superl.

Quotes of nearer

  1. I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions. – Jacqueline Bisset
  2. I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened. – Helena Bonham Carter
  3. A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils. – Margaret Cavendish
  4. If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that! – Eleonora Duse
  5. Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. – Augustus Hare
  6. When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. – Bell Hooks
  7. In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land. – Herbert Hoover
  8. The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible. – Washington Irving
  9. The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life. – Karl Jaspers
  10. Pickett's lines being nearer the impact was heaviest upon them. – James Longstreet
  11. No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer – George Orwell
  12. Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice. – Elihu Root
  13. Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty. – Adam Smith
  14. I lived in town until I was eight and then I moved nearer the farmland, so I had a mixture. – Stephen Sprouse
  15. If you are looking down while you are walking it is better to walk up hill the ground is nearer – Gertrude Stein

Usage examples for nearer

  1. It is for the man to take care that he be, if possible, nearer to St. Paul than to Pecksniff." – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. Yes, I knew your voice, and when we came a little nearer I knew the way you held your head. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  3. For a minute he seemed as if he would draw her nearer to him, but instead he put her a little farther off. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  4. And Hodge felt sure " we" did, and hitched his chair a foot nearer the fire. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  5. Are you any nearer to Him than you were ten years ago? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  6. Came nearer and whispered at last.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  7. Then he went over to him, and came nearer and nearer and stopped just before him. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  8. I drew my chair nearer to Madame Guix and for two long hours we talked, as only women can. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  9. Mrs. McGuire, looking into Susan's face, came a step nearer – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. You should have dropped it nearer the bank. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  11. The laughter drew nearer – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  12. I should say nearer three. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Do you wish Him to be any nearer my friends? – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  14. He moves his chair a little nearer to her. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  15. " If your ladyship will allow me, I will take you a much nearer way back," he said. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  16. Then I went nearer – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  17. Hour after hour passed, and still we were no nearer to her. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. " Good- evening," replied the nearer man. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  19. And I sat there until very late, after two o'clock, in fact, without getting any nearer a plan than I was at the start. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. But perhaps it would bring me nearer to my unhappy boy. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke

Rhymes for nearer