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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
All of the shootings in Fresno County have happened in the same vicinity, on the outskirts of the city of Kerman.
The key to decorating with fake flowers is to also have real flowers or plants somewhere in the same vicinity.
That area is in the vicinity of where Cal Fire described the ignition point for the Redwood Valley Fire, which killed nine people and burned 36,523 acres.
Hundreds of thousands of Bulldog fans and alumni live in the vicinity of Atlanta, which is a mere 70 or so miles from the university's home in Athens.
In the vicinity of Evans’s stilled, often empty buildings, all sense of hurry has vanished.
Ukraine’s minister of ecology told Bloomberg at the time that more than 60 companies had expressed interest in building renewable energy in the vicinity of Chernobyl.
DeMinico reviewed the various recreation projects that included the priority of the Peterson pool to be made into an aquatic center, while Gadd presented the case for a new senior center to be built in the vicinity of the recreation center.
NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AMERICAN RIVER Small Kastmasters or Panther Martins can attract trout on the Middle Fork in the vicinity of Rucky Chucky.
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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
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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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