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Definitions of nearest

  1. ( superlative of ` near' or ` nigh') most near
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Usage examples for nearest

  1. Yet of my brothers he was not the one nearest to my heart. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  2. It was half- past six in the afternoon when they started, and they would reach Curlewis, which was the nearest railway station to Yarrahappini, about five the next morning. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  3. I proceeded some distance farther till I was at the end of the wall nearest the sea. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  4. He held his find up to the nearest lamp. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  5. With her it must be as it is with thinking: she must seize hold of the thing nearest her. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  6. Lady Mary sat down on the nearest chair and sighed deeply. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  7. In the afternoon Owen went with her to the railway- station, and put her in the train for Carriford Road, the station nearest to Knapwater House. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  8. Fin then asked the man nearest the door, to rise and open it. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  9. But how shall I find the nearest way to it? – Dialogues on the Supersensual Life by Jacob Behmen
  10. 26. Ask whomever whoever is nearest the door. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  11. Dampier was nearest in- shore. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  12. In another few moments he staggered up the bank and gave the nearest man the end of the rope. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  13. He takes whatever is nearest to hand, out of his own rich experience or out of the common store of romance. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  14. You saw me do it yourself, because I happened to be nearest to the treasure- house. – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  15. She drew a deep breath of relief, and dropped into the nearest chair. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  16. You will stay here to- night, and by- and- by I shall come to you to learn the nearest way to your house. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  17. This was the nearest- house. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  18. I asked him if he knew where the nearest post of the enemy was now. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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