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proximate cause
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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.

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  • Some think the term "proximate cause" should be replaced with "scope of liability".
  • He was the proximate cause of her injury, but she hadn’t died.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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