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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 pitcher threw low and inside, in the vicinity of Utley's feet.
Also, a Marine Corps CH-53 crashed Tuesday in the vicinity of Naval Air Facility El Centro in California, killing four crew members.
Trout fishing: Catch-and-release is allowed year-round on the nearby Upper Sacramento River, with several good spots in the vicinity of Castella, Gibson, Pollard Flat and Lamoine.
Was there any cell phone in the vicinity of all the bombs?
Security concerns prompted university officials to send two police officers to the vicinity of the building as a precaution on the first day of the class Tuesday.
The incident happened near the Turkish-Syrian border, in the vicinity of Manbij.
But Haddish is feeling good in this particular moment on this particular whale watch, and because her personality is perilously infectious, when Tiffany is feeling good, the whole world in her immediate vicinity gets better.
The collision took place Nov. 19 in the vicinity of the crosswalk at Pond Street and Lake Shore Drive in Westwood, according to the district attorney’s office.
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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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