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proximity
used in
The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition close together — in space or time
  • In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (13% in)
  • This phantasy was probably suggested by the near proximity of the Governor's red roses, as Pearl stood outside of the window, together with her recollection of the prison rose-bush, which she had passed in coming hither.
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (44% in)
  • It was in sufficient proximity to bring the whole sermon to her ears, in the shape of an indistinct but varied murmur and flow of the minister's very peculiar voice.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (61% in)

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