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anear

[uh-neer] /əˈnɪər/
adverb, preposition, Archaic.
1.
near.
Origin of anear
1725-1735
1725-35; a- (semantically empty, perhaps by analogy with afar; cf. apast) + near
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  • The people of the Gaeldom of to-day are anear perishing for lack of the famous feats of their fathers.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • And whether we live apart or anear, I shall always be your husband—yours alone—until death shall part us.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • When anear they saw him coming, the gallant Campeador, With great worship to receive him, forth unto him they ride.

    The Lay of the Cid R. Selden Rose
  • anear it speeds, there are masts like reeds and a tossing plume of steam!

  • Mary Cushin: There are some of the neighbours have learning, and you bade me not bring it anear them.

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for anear

anear

/əˈnɪə/
preposition
1.
near
adverb
2.
nearly
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Word Origin and History for anear
adv.

"nearly," c.1600, from a- (1) + near.

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