Definitions of nearer

  1. ( comparative of ` near') being the one of two that is less distant in space; " we walked to the nearer house"
  2. More near: superl.

Usage examples for nearer

  1. 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
  2. Then he went over to him, and came nearer and nearer, and stopped just before him. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  3. " If your ladyship will allow me, I will take you a much nearer way back," he said. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  4. Then I went nearer. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  5. Hour after hour passed, and still we were no nearer to her. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Are you any nearer to Him than you were ten years ago? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  7. The laughter drew nearer. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  8. Mrs. McGuire, looking into Susan's face, came a step nearer. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. And Hodge felt sure " we" did, and hitched his chair a foot nearer the fire. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  12. But perhaps it would bring me nearer to my unhappy boy. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  13. I should say nearer three. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  14. " Good- evening," replied the nearer man. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  15. 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
  16. Came nearer, and whispered at last.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  17. You should have dropped it nearer the bank. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  18. 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
  19. He moves his chair a little nearer to her. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  20. Do you wish Him to be any nearer, my friends? – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley