Usage examples for Neer

  1. Landscape and marine painting are represented by beautiful gems from the hands of Ruysdael, Berghem, Van de Velde, Van der Neer, Bakhuisen, and Everdingen. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  2. With reference to the cloisters the unknown author of this manuscript says: " 1657. The Cloysters neer to Peters churche was converted into the serdge markett, which was before in Southgate street. – Exeter by Sidney Heath
  3. To rear an edifice by art so high, That envy should not reach it with her eye, Nay, with a thought come neer it. – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  4. Was it not better once to play I' th' light of a majestick ray, Where, though too neer and bold, the fire Might sindge thy upper down attire, And thou i' th' storm to loose an eye. – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  5. And the Company was then lefte in debt neer five thousand pounds. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  6. Yet considering what great expence of blood and pains these Kingdoms have been at for maintaining their just liberties and bringing the Work of Reformation this length; And considering his Majesties great aversnesse from setling Reformation of Religion, and his adhering still to Episcopacy; We trust that security will be demanded and had from his Majesty for Religion, before he be brought to one of his Houses in or neer about London, with honour, freedom and safety. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  7. By this you find I am to Millaine neer Ally'd; but more to tempt your fury on My life, know 'twas my valiant father took Your brother prisoner, and presented him Where he receiv'd his death, my father that So oft hath humbled you in war, and made His victories triumph almost upon The ruines of your state. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  8. I observ'd during this Disorder, neer Mile Island, at the western point, wee drove N. W. by the compass about 8 leagues in 6 hours, towards Cape Henry. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  9. Go with your tauntings, go; Neer think to hurt me so; I'll scoff at your disdain. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  10. And, what I took more odd than all the rest, Was, that same night she neer a wish exprest To see the gipsies, so beloved before, That lay a stone's throw from us on the moor: I hinted it; she just replied again- She once believed them, but had doubts since then. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  11. I write so well that I no criticks feare; For who'le read mine, when as thy booke's so neer, Vnlesse thy selfe? – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  12. For from his cottage door in peace or strife He neer went fifty miles in all his life. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare