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Examples of proximity in a Sentence
the proximity of the curtains to the fireplace was a cause of concern for the safety inspector
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The Shopoff Group is now pushing a second massive residential project in very close proximity to Uptown.
After all, what is a religious figure doing in such close proximity to senior lawmakers?
The remains of three adults—a man and two women—were found in close proximity of the children and animals.
Although flood control obviously has improved since the 19th century, there are now millions of people and billions of dollars of property in close proximity to levees and reservoirs.
Basically, Wood didn't want to be in two high school movies in such close proximity to one another, which makes a lot of sense.
In fact, 2018 GE3 is one of the largest asteroids ever to come in such close proximity to Earth, Eric Mack reports for CNET.
The kind that exist only when living in close proximity to others.
The two pieces were written in close proximity and cover similar musical ground.
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The history of "proximity" hinges on the idea of closeness, both physical and metaphorical. English speakers borrowed the word from Middle French, which in turn acquired it from Latin proximitat-, proximitas, forms of the adjective proximus, meaning "nearest" or "next." A number of other languages, including Catalan, Portuguese, and Italian, derived similar words from Latin proximus. Other descendants of "proximus" in English include "proximal," "proximate," and the somewhat more rare "approximal" (meaning "contiguous").
PROXIMITY Defined for English Language Learners
: the state of being near
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