striking distance


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strik′ing dis`tance


n.
close proximity to a desired objective: within striking distance of the mountaintop, of a solution, etc.
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striking distance

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They had not advanced within striking distance, however, before they were discovered by one of the trappers.
But just as he got within striking distance, the lady drew out a revolver and shot the animal, breaking his backbone.
But when he saw the canoe come down the river and take in Rokoff, when he saw it make for the Kincaid, he realized that only by possessing himself of a canoe could he hope to transport the beasts of the pack within striking distance of the enemy.
I'm working on an invention of a new aeroplane stabilizer, and if I go now it will be just at a time when I am within striking distance of success.
U-Dor's next move placed Lan-O's Odwar upon Tara's Odwar's fourth--within striking distance of the Black Princess.
Nagaina was coiled up on the matting by Teddy's chair, within easy striking distance of Teddy's bare leg, and she was swaying to and fro, singing a song of triumph.
Choco Mucho stayed within striking distance until the end with Maddie Madayag putting them within 24-23.
The Syrian Arab Army's recent advances in southern Idlib have put them within striking distance of the key city of Khan Sheikhoun.
Petron also remained within striking distance of unbeaten leader and fierce rival F2 Logistics (6-0).
The entire project is being led by PUBG Corporation's new game development studio called Striking Distance, which is headed by Glen Schofield as the CEO.
The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has said that the US fleet in the Gulf is already within striking distance of his country's short range missiles, adding that the US could not sustain a new war in the region.
Today's move puts it back within striking distance (1.4%) of those lows.