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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
For now, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach rely on their emergency personnel to tell people to leave the beaches whenever a storm is in the vicinity.
The narrow passage connects the bulk of India to its northeastern states, and India is always vigilant about any military activity in the vicinity.
Luckily, researchers say there are no pipelines in the immediate vicinity of Virginia.
There was such a jet in the vicinity—a Dassault Falcon 20 business jet owned by the VF Corp. of Greensboro, N.C., an apparel company that markets Wrangler jeans and other brands.
Rich Zeller, who represents the State Highway Administration on the DAC, said the developer must create an entrance from Route 24 and make highway improvements in the vicinity.
The drill was designed to teach outfielders to react quickly to rapid-fire singles in their immediate vicinity.
In the 1970s, founders of the Independent Living Movement in Berkeley, California, established a wheelchair route through the University of California campus and its vicinity.
The Galaxy is parked at the corner of Alpine and Garden streets, in the vicinity of Orchard and Franklin streets, on property owned by Lee’s family, who own and operate B & W Wrecker Service.
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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 English Language Learners
: the area around or near a particular place
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