Usage examples for nearness

  1. Soon they aspired to a more solid power, and came into direct conflict with the natives- the Mahrattas- whom they hastened to drive from Colaba, finding their nearness troublesome. – Les Parsis by D. Menant
  2. I whispered, mad with her beauty and her nearness. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  3. When he turned and saw it was Mr. Glamorys who had come in, his heart leapt wildly at the nearness of his escape. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  4. As we approach Trafton, the Summer sun is sending up his first streak of red, to warn our side of the world of his nearness; and young Warren reins his horse out from the orderly file of vigilants, who ride on either side of the wagons. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  5. Waitstill kept the beaten path on one side and Ivory that on the other, so that the width of the country road, deep in dust, was between them, yet their nearness seemed so tangible a thing that each could feel the heart beating in the other's side. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  6. He felt all her own lingering nearness somehow on his cheek. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  7. His nearness and presence are manifest in every phase of nature. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  8. Never before had she been so thoroughly imbued with the mystical impression of his nearness to her. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  9. The nearness of death had done for them what no circumstance of life had ever accomplished. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. Considering the crops they bear, and their nearness to market- ships could load at almost any of the islands- I suppose the price is not high; but a farmer ought to be sure that the levees are high enough, and properly made. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  11. He chuckled again, and this time she smiled, and her eyes were widened, partly by fear of his purpose and partly from his nearness. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  12. His nearness warmed her more than did her garments. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  13. He was not the type of man who finds companionship in animals, and the nearness of the horses in nowise mitigated his fear. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  14. With the nearness of the warm, friendly nose, his quick wit returned. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  15. This opened the earlier part of the day, and his strange wandering with Samarc among the hills- the magic of the hospital steward's coat, the scent of the cedars, and Peter's persistent sense of Berthe's nearness. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  16. Already the nearness of a great city began to make itself felt. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  17. 132. Unto me the whole world's gladness is thy nearness and thy sight, iii. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  18. He was almost humbly conscious of bigger things than he had ever realised, a nearness to the clouds, a wonderful, thrilling sense of complete and absolute happiness.... – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. The camel was there, and she spoke to it, as if she were comforted by its nearness. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  20. Within a night and a day each had drawn nearer to the other; and each secretly inquired whether the other now discovered this nearness. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen