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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 growing concentration of corporate offices in the vicinity of Washington, DC is a particularly obvious example of this.
If that’s in the ballpark, then under current law, Trump's estate could have to pay tax in the vicinity of $1 billion.
In Census block 1004, for example, there were 187 crashes, including 10 involving bicyclists and pedestrians in the vicinity of Truxton Circle.
McCracken shook off a Trinity defender along the Rocks' sideline and had no one in his vicinity the final 30 yards.
An employee may have a reputation as a harasser among those in his vicinity, but if no complaint makes its way up to management, the employer will escape liability.
Campos was responding to a jammed fire door in the vicinity of Paddock's room.
The ball remained untouched for a few seconds, with none of the players in its vicinity paying it any mind.
The promise of untouched beaches prompted hordes to descend on Koh Phi Phi, where the movie was filmed, and anything in its vicinity, particularly nearby Phuket.
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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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