Her nearest competition crossed the finish line a full bus-length behind her.
Since CBS lacks a cable channel, she has claimed the nearest available real estate.
First, Murdoch has no intention of giving up without a fight, even to his nearest and dearest.
My nearest relation, my wife, is telling me to get off my database and take out the garbage.
His subsequent marriages were primarily to form alliances with his nearest and dearest as well as with more remote followers.
"The varmint has run tu the nearest hole he could find," he said with a smile.
We are now within 140 miles from the nearest Adelaide station.
But now my strength left me, and I dropped on the nearest steps.
You forget the nearest telegraph office is at Witherby, seven miles off.
Laputa would be in a hurry, and therefore he would try to cross at the nearest point.
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.