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Examples of vicinity in a Sentence
there are no hotels in the vicinity of the hospital
the vicinity of the town's only elementary school was one reason why the young couple bought the house
Recent Examples of vicinity from the Web
Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials said all lanes of the major highway in the vicinity were closed in both directions near the plant Power outages were reported:
The video below shows a man believed to be the gunman walking in the immediate vicinity just before the shooting, according to NOPD.
Moments later, Casey was able to escape by jumping out of the car in the vicinity of Jack's Restaurant.
Officers responded shortly before 6:30 a.m. to reports that a man was walking around with a handgun in the vicinity of East Burnside Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.
Kansas City police are investigating a homicide that occurred in the vicinity of 26th Street and Myrtle Avenue.
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Since last July, the institute has responded to at least 15 shootings in the vicinity of the park and spent hundreds of hours talking with residents trying to calm tensions.
Some Manhattanites with apartments in the vicinity of Madison Square Garden are hoping to cash in by renting their pads to desperate conventioneers.
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Did You Know?
Vicinity has its origins in the idea of neighborliness - it was borrowed into English in the 16th century from Middle French vicinité, which in turn derives from the Latin adjective vicinus, meaning "neighboring." "Vicinus" itself can be traced back to the noun vicus, meaning "row of houses or "village," and ultimately all the way back to the same ancient word that gave Gothic, Old Church Slavic, and Greek words for "house." Other descendants of "vicinus" in English include "vicinal" ("local" or "of, relating to, or substituted in adjacent sites in a molecule") and "vicinage," a synonym of "vicinity" in the sense of "a neighboring or surrounding district."
Origin and Etymology of vicinity
Middle French vicinité, from Latin vicinitat-, vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, from vicus row of houses, village; akin to Goth weihs village, Old Church Slavonic vĭsĭ, Greek oikos, oikia house
First Known Use: 1560
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Definition of vicinity for English Language Learners
: the area around or near a particular place
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