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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
The victim was shot in the vicinity of his head and once in the body but was expected to survive.
Property owners have been offered $50,000 an acre for open land — several times the going rate for agricultural land in the vicinity.
In August, Pyongyang threatened to shoot intermediate range missiles towards the vicinity of Guam, a target frequently subjected to sabre-rattling from the North.
It had been quietly transferred to the vicinity of his successor, Vice President Gerald Ford.
Iraqi forces intend to take over oil fields, an airport and a military base in the vicinity of Kirkuk, the Kurdistan region’s Security Council said earlier, citing intelligence.
These changes in properties of rocks and rock masses in the vicinity of previously conducted underground explosions impose certain requirements on selection of a location for conducting underground tests.
Even in this rosy scenario, Republican tax writers would still find themselves back in the vicinity of square one.
Several members of our MBUSD community were at the concert and in the vicinity of the attack.
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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
First Known Use: 1560See Words from the same year
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Definition of vicinity for Students
- There is a school in the vicinity.
- It cost in the vicinity of 500 dollars.
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