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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
As for the hosts, some of them are likely to remain offline for good — except for the ones who are lucky enough to be in the vicinity of a certain pair of scientists.
Officers found the body of a man in the vicinity of a white sedan that had crashed into a tree.
The dog was found in the vicinity of the 8900 block of Brown Austin Road in Fairdale.
Supporters say the connection is intended to alleviate traffic congestion in the vicinity of Hanson Lane.
The new project is located right next to the Grove, and in the vicinity of Mourad and The Bird.
Two people were left in a coma in the same vicinity as a former Russian spy who was exposed to the same nerve agent, officials said.
So look to the southeast in the vicinity of the constellation Aquarius.
The project might also entail building a boardwalk in the vicinity of the brook to connect the new ecological features with the park’s recreational uses, according to Lela Shepherd, Arlington’s environmental planner/conservation agent.
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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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