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

n (of missile etc)Reichweite f
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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.
RORY McILROY is within striking distance of landing his first Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title today.
However, there is now genuine optimism for the second half of the campaign as the Gunners are now back within striking distance of the top four.
1 BRAKES edged past struggling Didcot to keep themselves within striking distance of a play-off place in the Zamaretto Premier division.
The Lakers (18-7) have won five of their last six and are within striking distance of the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs (20-3) and Dallas Mavericks (19-5).
Goosen (four under) and Sterne (five under) are well adrift of halfway pacesetter David Drysdale (11 under), but the South African aces are only just outside the top 20 and within striking distance.
BOTH Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington could soon be within striking distance of Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings.
CRICKET: Battling halfcenturies from Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey put Australia within striking distance of averting the follow-on in the third Border-Gavaskar Test against India in Delhi today.