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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
Now Hawkins has installed a 50-foot tall, fully functioning lighthouse in the Mojave Desert in the vicinity of Barstow.
Water service to homes in the immediate vicinity also may be interrupted as the contractor removes and installs a sanitary sewer line and replaces a water main, the city said.
Schools get put on lockdown for various reasons these days, often because a student brings something on campus that should not be on the grounds, or there is a threat in the immediate vicinity of the school.
According to the New Berlin Fire Department, the blaze required extensive mutual aid, including from Brookfield and Waukesha, because there is no hydrant in the immediate vicinity.
During a six-month span after Neal was placed under the restraining order, Sheriff's Office dispatcher logs show neighbors called at least six times to complain about gunfire on Bobcat Lane or in the immediate vicinity.
The app allows citizens to report crime directly to deputies on patrol in the immediate vicinity, allowing them to respond to a call in real time, Smith said at a news conference.
On a team led by long-range technicians like James Harden and Chris Paul, Capela, now 23, plies his trade in the immediate vicinity of the basket.
Currently, neighborhood streets in the immediate vicinity can be jammed with Adidas visitors and customers.
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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 English Language Learners
: the area around or near a particular place
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