stone's throw

noun

Definition of stone's throw

: a short distance lives within a stone's throw of town

Examples of stone's throw in a Sentence

the cottage is a stone's throw from the beach
Recent Examples on the Web Olympos Lodge, a boutique hotel on the Mediterranean coast, is also a stone's throw from Mt. Olympos, another Lycian city. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Centrally located in the sixth district (a stone's throw from Vienna's world-class museums), this 91-room property is like an explosion of Belle Époque exuberance filtered through the lens of Wes Anderson. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Just a stone's throw from the center of Todos Santos, guests of Jazamango are greeted by a long, lush green driveway flanked by an orchard which leads to its beautiful open dining space. William Curtis, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2021 Nestled in a valley northeast of Beijing, a stone's throw from the Great Wall, the boulder-like Chapel of Sound looks as if it were carved from the landscape itself. CNN, 3 Oct. 2021 This year’s Super Bowl is in Inglewood, a stone's throw from Los Angeles International Airport, and that means it’s a probable loss from a tax standpoint for players and coaches of both teams — and a win for California. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2022 Wine buffs will love this new boutique hotel in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, just a stone's throw away from some of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards. Kris Fordham, CNN, 3 Jan. 2022 The manmade Emerald Beach is one of Okinawa's more stunning and sits only a stone's throw from Okinawa's famous Churaumi Aquarium. David Mcelhenney, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 Plans called for colleges, housing, restaurants and entertainment venues to pepper the property, which is a stone's throw from Mesa Community College. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stone's throw

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stone's throw was in 1581

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9 May 2022

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“Stone's throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stone%27s%20throw. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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