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They selected the offices for their proximity to D.C. political power.
  close together — in space or time
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Strongly Associated with:   approximate, proximate
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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.
  • It occurred to me that he had been very slowly bending toward her all evening to attain this proximity, and even while I watched I saw him stoop one ultimate degree and kiss at her cheek.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • My own house was an eyesore, but it was a small eyesore, and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor’s lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires — all for eighty dollars a month.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • It’s hard when he’s in such close proximity, but I do my best to focus and process his confession.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • To me, it was heady enough to be in the Elliotts’ proximity, to skim across the Atlantic and return to a plushly restored home built in 1822 by a whaling captain, and there to prepare and eat meals of organic, healthful foods whose names I didn’t know how to pronounce.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • As he answered, she looked around, amazed at how remote it felt despite its proximity to the highway.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I leaned in, not understanding, and somehow hoping a closer proximity would clear up his accent.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The company had so much going on, so much humanity and good feeling, and was pioneering on all fronts, that she knew she was being improved just by being in the Circlers’ proximity.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Proximity to the condemned and incarcerated made the question of each person’s humanity more urgent and meaningful, including my own.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • He always appeared to be startled; but this may have been assumed emotion, for in most cases his sense of smell must have warned him of her proximity.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Imre also benefited by its proximity to the University.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It’s the fact that when you spend all day in proximity to someone, there is no escape from their moods.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • DEC. 17—Elizabeth, long fearful because of its proximity to Newark Airport, gained a permanent listing in the annals of aviation tragedy at 3:09 o’clock yesterday afternoon when a two-engined non-scheduled airliner plummeted in flames into the east bank of the Elizabeth River, only seven minutes after its takeoff.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • He chose his home for two reasons: (1) its proximity to the high school (he wanted to be near kids; he had none of his own) and (2) "Senor Saguaro."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Within, noblemen in my proximity would beg me to dance.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I guess she thought the very proximity of a Jew brought bad luck.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Desperate folks sometimes do desperate things, especially when they’re in close proximity to each other."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The proximity of his mouth to mine weathers his patience.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I tried not to squirm at his proximity and his assumption that I would be fine with it.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The three female names had stirred my intense interest, especially Astrid Weinstein, who was in fascinating proximity across the hall.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There must be some kind of mechanism …. a pressure plate, a proximity alarm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • It was in close proximity to nothing save the graveyard, in which its late proprietor now rested.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Who you end up with, it’s really just an accident of proximity.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I was still so conscious of Sofia’s proximity, still lured by the fragrance of her blood.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I learned to make do with your proximity.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I jump at the proximity of the sound.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • A shiver goes through me when I think of the proximity of my mother and sister to this man who despises me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The clumsiness of sorrow still kept her at close proximity, but clearly, she wanted this to be over.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Napoleon, in the Island of Elba, is too near France, and his proximity keeps up the hopes of his partisans.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Yet because of their proximity, it was inevitable that they learned about each other.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But despite the relative proximity of the bus to civilization, for all practical purposes McCandless was cut off from the rest of the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I’ll add a proximity parameter and remove the title weighting.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Guitar had placed himself willingly and eagerly in a life cause that would always provide him with a proximity to knife-cold terror.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Her bluish face creased with a pressure closing in, the near proximity of the other-than-life that crowds down around the edges of living.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I remain awake, every fiber of my body aware of her proximity.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • This presented a serious problem for Tita: she wanted to get away from the ranch—and the proximity of Pedro—as quickly as possible.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Something in my chest was hurting to have him so near–to have him hating me in such close proximity.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Later Leigh climbed into my bed, moved very close to me, her proximity strangely unsettling.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • At its core, perhaps, war is just another name for death, and yet any soldier will tell you, if he tells the truth, that proximity to death brings with it a corresponding proximity to life.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Add to that my proximity, my inability to run or defend myself, and in fact, the whole thing has me terrified.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The wounded soldier was so dirty, coarse, and revolting that his proximity to the Emperor shocked Rostov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It so happened that there was no one at the moment on Tate Hill Pier, as all those whose houses are in close proximity were either in bed or were out on the heights above.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • This indicated the immediate proximity of the place of sepulture.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You any good with that thing?I nodded, heart hiccuping at his proximity.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • We increased each other’s magic just by being in proximity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • There was no sense of comfort in that closeness; both of them seemed to cringe from the proximity.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • THE FLOWER GIRL [taking advantage of the military gentleman’s proximity to establish friendly relations with him].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Even the struggle of resisting his proximity had been a link to him, a price to pay, a victory achieved in his name.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • A biologically sound zoo enclosure— whether cage, pit, moated island, corral, terrarium, aviary or aquarium—is just another territory, peculiar only in its size and in its proximity to human territory.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
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Associated words [difficulty]:   proximity [2] , approximate [1] , proximate [8]
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