approach


approach
01. She [approached] her boss about getting a raise.
02. The cat slowly [approached] the bush where the mouse was hiding.
03. Her [approaching] wedding made her excited, as well as a little bit nervous.
04. I know I can talk to my boss about any problems I have because he is very [approachable].
05. The students [approached] the teacher about postponing the test.
06. Denise and I have very different [approaches] to the job, but I think we are both quite successful in what we do.
07. The day is [approaching] when computers will be a part of every person's daily life everywhere in the country.
08. Bertrand Russell once said that one of the symptoms of an [approaching] nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
09. Cicero once said that men in no way [approach] so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men.
10. Goethe once said that difficulties increase the nearer we [approach] our goal.
11. A harbor seal is capable of maximum dive depths [approaching] 1000 feet.
12. During World War Two, parrots were kept on the Eiffel Tower to warn of [approaching] aircraft.
13. The world's fastest racquet sport is badminton, where shuttlecock speeds [approach] 200 miles per hour.
14. When driving your car, you should never attempt to pass another vehicle when you are [approaching] the top of a hill.
15. It is still common in parts of Jordan for the father of a young woman to [approach] a young man to ask if he is interested in marrying his daughter.
16. It is said that the people of Eritrea are very friendly and will [approach] foreigners on the street to ask them how they like the country.
17. A Jewish proverb warns us to never [approach] a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.
18. In August of 1989, NASA's spacecraft Voyager 2 made its closest [approach] to the planet Neptune.
19. There are often several [approaches] to diagnosing and treating a health problem.
20. Her father is quite cold and [unapproachable], so they have never been very close.
21. My boss seemed very stern and [unapproachable] at first, but now I feel I can talk to him about anything.

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