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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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There were objections due to the close proximity of the big-box store to neighboring homes.
According to royals expert and author of the biography Harry: Life, Loss, and LoveKatie Nicholl, there were several reasons for the proximity of dates.
The incinerator, at 5700 Russell St., has long been a point of contention for many residents, who have questioned the proximity of the facility to the city's neighborhoods.
Noble has previously expressed concerns with the proximity of the tower to schools and parks and voted against the resolution on first reading.
So in a weird way the proximity to those things absolutely don’t help us.
The close proximity of support and maintenance facilities should help ESO get the ELT up an running.
Previously, night activities were banned at the stadium due to previous zoning and the proximity of the stadium to residential areas.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says crews were at the scene in seconds due to the proximity of the collapse.
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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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