a stone's throw


: a short distance
The high school is just a stone's throw from his house.
She lives just a stone's throw away from the beach.

Examples of a stone's throw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This modern and vibrantly decorated property is a stone's throw away from the Brickell City Centre, which has some of the city's best shopping and dining options. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2024 Beaufort is home to a wonderful North Carolina Maritime Museum and is a stone's throw from the natural riches of the Rachel Carson Reserve. Tracey Minkin, Southern Living, 1 Mar. 2024 The London Garage, located just a stone's throw from Oxford Street, extends over 4,500 square feet. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Here, the ideal properties might feature ample yard space for children to play, multiple bedrooms to accommodate a growing family and a location within a stone's throw of reputable schools and family-friendly amenities. Tyler Giroud, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 The South Seas Island Resort offers an impressive array of accommodations from the amazing tennis courts to nature activities, and family outings to luxury rentals a stone's throw from the beach. Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 Both filming location are a stone's throw away from some of America's most stunning National Parks including Zion, Grand Canyon and Arches, so at the very least the backdrop for Horizon will be breathtaking. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023 Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji This private island in Fiji is home to a collection of split-level tree houses just a stone's throw away from the beach. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains—a breathtaking luxury glamping resort tucked among pristine hills just outside the park and a stone's throw (but a world away) from Pigeon Forge—puts dreamy beds with luxury sheets and coverlets at the center of its 40 roomy canvas tents. Tracey Minkin, Southern Living, 12 July 2023

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“A stone's throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20stone%27s%20throw. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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