But as Justice Ginsberg said last month, “there is no need for us to rush,” with near unanimity among lower courts.
With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
What can be a monologue about class and social-climbing to women can be near gibberish to men.
Old English near "closer, nearer," comparative of neah, neh"nigh." Influenced by Old Norse naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form mid-13c., and new comparative nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). As an adjective from c.1300. Originally an adverb but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Related: Nearness. In near and dear (1620s) it refers to nearness of kinship. Near East first attested 1891, in Kipling. Near beer "low-alcoholic brew" is from 1908.
"to draw near," 1510s, from near (adv.). Related: Neared; nearing.