near (adv.) Old form(s): neare , neere
closely, intimately, seriously
1H6 III.i.58[Somerset to Warwick, of Winchester's right to argue] Yes, when his holy state is touched so near
Oth II.iii.214.2[Iago to Montano] Touch me not so near
Per I.i.94[Pericles to Antiochus, of the latter's sin] 'Twould braid yourself too near for me to tell it
R3 II.iii.26[Third Citizen to other Citizens, of the succession] For emulation who shall now be nearest / Will touch us all too near
R3 IV.iii.49[King Richard to Ratcliffe] Ely with Richmond troubles me more near / Than Buckingham and his rash-levied strength
TG III.i.60[Duke to Valentine] I am to break with thee of some affairs / That touch me near
Tim I.ii.176[Flavius to Timon] vouchsafe me a word. It does concern you near
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