shouting distance


Definition of shouting distance

: a short distance : easy reach usually used with within lived within shouting distance of her cousins

Examples of shouting distance in a Sentence

We live within shouting distance of my parents. he's within shouting distance of being the winningest coach in college basketball history
Recent Examples on the Web Her two daughters, Reba and Rachel, live with their families within shouting distance. Mary Colurso |, al, 2 June 2022 The Winterhawks had to chase from there, and got within shouting distance, but could never get that goal to cut it to one. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 17 May 2022 Despite missing much of the last four seasons to the suspensions and the pandemic, Cano, with two years left on his deal, was still within shouting distance of 3,000 hits. Jerry Beach, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The Rockies, who’d been in shouting distance of the wild card, faded. Alex Speier,, 26 Mar. 2022 So the hero of Queens, No. 41, will be within shouting distance of the hero of Brooklyn, who famously wore No. 42. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2022 In January of last year, then-acting assistant administrator Freedhoff got to work in a room off the kitchen, within shouting distance of four middle and high schoolers doing remote classes and a wriggly black puppy. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, 31 Mar. 2022 After a couple hours, with half of our ascent completed, Steve and I stopped to eat lunch on a sunny ledge while Barry scouted the route above us, staying within shouting distance. Joe Yelverton, Outside Online, 5 Feb. 2022 Within shouting distance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shouting distance

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Shouting distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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