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proximate
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David Copperfield
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proximate
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David Copperfield
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  • This was the proximate cause, I suppose, of my dreaming about him, for what appeared to me to be half the night; and dreaming, among other things, that he had launched Mr. Peggotty's house on a piratical expedition, with a black flag at the masthead, bearing the inscription 'Tidd's Practice', under which diabolical ensign he was carrying me and little Em'ly to the Spanish Main, to be drowned.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • The proximate cause of death was a heart attack, but it was preceded by 50 years of an unhealthy lifestyle.

  • The court found that negligence was the proximate cause of the loss.

  • In poor countries, tb was the most common proximate cause of death among people who died with aids.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

  • Our minds are too proximate.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber

  • He said years ago that for submarines to operate effectively they have to have outside help, air or surface assets in direct or proximate support.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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