Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Ap-pressáre, Ap-procciáre, v. a. to approach, draw near to; v. n. to be or become near; v. r. to draw nigh, be at hand. L'ora s'appressa, the time draws near. S'appressava al cinquantesimo anno, he was approaching his fiftieth year,adj. Ap-pressánte.
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