His parchment skin, showing dead white on his cranium through the thin wisps of dirty brown hair, seemed to be glued directly and tightly upon his big bones, Without being in any way deformed, he was the nearest approach
which I have ever seen or could imagine to what is commonly understood by the word "monster." That the source of the effect produced was really moral I have no doubt.
It was the nearest approach
to a friendly advance that Tarzan could make in the language of Sheeta.
This was the nearest approach
to a quarrel I ever had with Mrs.
The nearest approach
to one that I had seen was breakfast bacon sizzling in its fat.
"Rebecca," said Emma Jane, with the nearest approach
to tragedy that her nature would permit, "I don't know as I shall be able to bear it, and if anything happens to me, I ask you solemnly to bury that number of The Pilot with me."
She now presented herself, with an elaborate apology, and with the nearest approach
to a penitent expression of which her face was capable.
This state of feeling (to say nothing of the detective-fever) hurried me off, as soon as I had got the boot, at the nearest approach
to a run which a man turned seventy can reasonably hope to make.
This is the nearest approach
that any theory of mine can make towards accounting for a result which was visible matter of fact.
On the contrary, much mutual amusement, of an innocent character, may be derived from a fair and free interchange upon the subject; and this is why we, in our old age (or rather in mine), find a still unfailing topic in the story of which Eva Denison was wayward heroine and Frank Rattray the nearest approach
to a hero.
Science starts, therefore, from generalizations of the form, "A is usually followed by B." This is the nearest approach
that can be made to a causal law of the traditional sort.
Gurth grinned, which was his nearest approach
to a laugh, as he replied, ``About the same quantity which thou hast just told over so carefully.'' He then folded the quittance, and put it under his cap, adding, ``Peril of thy heard, Jew, see that this be full and ample!'' He filled himself unbidden, a third goblet of wine, and left the apartment without ceremony.
I wanted a genial partner for domestic business, and Agatha struck me quite suddenly as being the nearest approach
to what I desired that I was likely to find in the marriage market, where it is extremely hard to suit oneself, and where the likeliest bargains are apt to be snapped up by others if one hesitates too long in the hope of finding something better.