[ UK /nˈi‍əɹɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈnɪɹɝ/ ]
  1. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
    getting nearer to the true explanation
    come closer, my dear!
    they drew nearer
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How To Use nearer In A Sentence

  • One of the "brightest minds" in his class, he was one of the laziest; one of the quickest and most agile when aroused, he was one of the torpids as a rule: One of the kind who should have "gone in for honors," as the faculty said, he came nearer going out for devilment. Found in the Philippines The Story of a Woman's Letters
  • This copy is nearer the original than the others I've seen.
  • Commercial and private sea craft were plentiful nearer the coast and the boardwalk at the beaches was lit up for nighttime visitors.
  • Heat energy travels in the sun by conduction and radiation around the core, and by convection nearer the surface, but the position of the so-called convective boundary between these regions is disputed. New Scientist - Online News
  • Our new headquarters, nearer to the Boche depot, consisted simply of a deep stairless shaft with a 40 degrees slope. Pushed and the Return Push
  • Nearer the Arctic his canoe becomes a skin kaiak, his face is still broader, Ms eyes like a Chinaman's, and writers of human history call him Eskimo. The Golden Snare
  • The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart. Chapter 16
  • _drops of water_ -- colours vary with size of drops, the smaller the drop the lighter the colours and nearer to the violet end of the spectrum -- hence white rainbow as seen on the Barrier, very small drops. Scott's Last Expedition Volume I
  • Drawing nearer we peeped with fascinated horror through the grimy, unwashed windows at the interior still life.
  • Softened by the events of the past week, affected by the melancholy beauty of the autumn day, Soames came nearer than he had ever been to realisation of that truth — passing the understanding of a Forsyte pure — that the body of Beauty has a spiritual essence, uncapturable save by a devotion which thinks not of self. To Let
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