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Historical Examples

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!
War Poetry of the South Various

Mary Cushin: There are some of the neighbours have learning, and you bade me not bring it anear them.
Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory

preposition
near
adverb
nearly
adv.

“nearly,” c.1600, from a- (1) + near.

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