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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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Trustee Joe West, who has consistently voiced his concerns with gambling establishments overall, noted the close proximity to two schools of the site on Wolf's Crossing Road.
Despite the inconveniences, people stayed in Sanggyedong because of cheap rents and the proximity to downtown.
The proximity to Wimbledon means that a niggling injury suffered in Paris might not have time to heal.
Sacramento police reported a 48 percent drop in crime within close proximity to the shelter during its first two months of operation, compared to the same time period last year.
But all and all, Woods ranked second in the field in driving distance (319.1 yards) and first in the proximity to the hole with his approach shots (29 feet, three inches).
Downtown also carries the weight of community problems, with a concentration of social services, including the close proximity of a campus for the homelessness and the Anchorage jail.
The proximity has allowed Cedric Brown, a general manager at a software company in Atlanta, to regularly attend his son's games and practices.
That honor system and the peak’s proximity to a major city can combine for a chaotic climbing environment on a mountain that’s home to 11 active glaciers and deep crevasses, and prone to avalanches and erratic weather.
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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").
Origin and Etymology of proximity
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of proximity for English Language Learners
: the state of being near
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