Then the great objection he had felt to allowing news of his proximity to precede him to Weatherbury in the event of his return, based on a feeling that knowledge of his present occupation would discredit him still further in his wife’s eyes, returned in full force.
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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.