stone's throw


Definition of stone's throw

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

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Examples of stone's throw in a Sentence

the cottage is a stone's throw from the beach
Recent Examples on the Web Deal Porters Square Food Market is a stone's throw away, and open from 10am – 8pm, to dip a toe into the waters pre-rave. Leah Connolly, Billboard, "Where to Dance In: London," 9 Jan. 2020 Residents who declined to give their names said their street in the capital's historic center is far from safe, despite being a stone's throw from the National Palace. Fox News, "Shooting near Mexican president's residence leaves 4 dead," 9 Dec. 2019 Arnault was an early supporter of Trump, visiting Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, a stone's throw from his offices, in January 2017. Fox News, "Trump jabs Macron to French reporter: 'Maybe we have a better president than you do'," 19 Oct. 2019 SpaceX engineers and contractors assembled the 164-foot-tall Starship outdoors near the hamlet of Boca Chica, just a stone's throw away from the highway and two miles or so from beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. William Harwood, CBS News, "Musk shows off next-generation "Starship" prototype," 29 Sep. 2019 Like both his father and high school coach, star senior forward JJ Traynor will play college basketball only a stone's throw from home. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "How Bardstown standout JJ Traynor carried on a family tradition by signing with Louisville," 13 Nov. 2019 Bebe Baines, left, and husband Lloyd Baines sit with neighbor David Abdul Sabur, center, on their front porch that is only a stone's throw from I-81. Robert Samuels, Washington Post, "The South Side of Syracuse and Highway I-81," 20 Oct. 2019 Spiller had visited Southern California and Miami (Fla.), lived within a stone's throw of Florida's campus and grew up cheering for Florida State. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Why C.J. Spiller was the critical recruit to help start the Clemson dynasty," 25 Oct. 2019 Located a stone's throw from the aquarium, the farm-to-table restaurant highlights ingredients from local farmers (owners Todd and Jordan Champagne used to be farmers, first in Norway and then in California) and also sells homemade jams and pickles. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Big Little Lies," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of stone's throw

1581, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Stone's throw.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc.,'s%20throw. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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