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Bear down upon   /bɛr daʊn əpˈɑn/   Listen
Bear down upon

verb
1.
Sail towards another vessel, of a ship.  Synonym: bear down on.






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"Bear down upon" Quotes from Famous Books



... nothing sir. Wait—wait—wait. I have no other advice to offer. My poor child has passed through fearful trials—that is plain; and she must have time for body and mind to recover themselves. Oh, sir! how could you, knowing her feeble condition, bear down upon her so heavily as you did this day. Your words must have fallen like heavy blows; for it seems that they struck her down senseless. A second attack of brain fever, should it unfortunately follow this agitation, will certainly ...
— The Hand But Not the Heart - or, The Life-Trials of Jessie Loring • T. S. Arthur

... They shook hands in silence, Hardy in vain struggling to suppress the feelings of that most painful and yet sublime moment. "Well, Hardy," said Nelson, "how goes the day with us?" "Very well," replied Hardy: "ten ships have struck, but five of the van have tacked and show an intention to bear down upon the Victory. I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." "I hope," said Nelson, "none of our ships have struck." Hardy answered, "There is no fear of that." Then, and not till then, Nelson spoke ...
— The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book • Various

... fellow raged, and as the damned ex-gendarme, incited by the Pyramid Doctor, was making preparations to bear down upon me, and a crowd of curious onlookers began to assemble, what could I do but quit the field with all speed? I didn't like to come to you in my great trouble, for I know you would only have laughed at me and ...
— Weird Tales. Vol. I • E. T. A. Hoffmann



Words linked to "Bear down upon" :   approach, near, come on, draw near, come near, navigation, sail, pilotage, draw close, piloting, go up



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