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War and Peace
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  • The wounded soldier was so dirty, coarse, and revolting that his proximity to the Emperor shocked Rostov.
  • He looked at the approaching Frenchmen, and though but a moment before he had been galloping to get at them and hack them to pieces, their proximity now seemed so awful that he could not believe his eyes.
  • Behind her sat Anatole, and conscious of his proximity she experienced a frightened sense of expectancy.
  • In the organism of states such men are necessary, as wolves are necessary in the organism of nature, and they always exist, always appear and hold their own, however incongruous their presence and their proximity to the head of the government may be.
  • Moving troops in close proximity to an enemy is always dangerous, and military history supports that view.
  • When Grekov returned, Count Orlov-Denisov, excited both by the abandoned attempt and by vainly awaiting the infantry columns that still did not appear, as well as by the proximity of the enemy, resolved to advance.
  • Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.

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  • They selected the offices for their proximity to D.C. political power.
  • We like the neighborhood because of its proximity to the University.

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