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Definition with a common boundary; or very close in space or time
  • Texas is the largest of the contiguous 48 states.
contiguous = sharing boundaries
  • Seeing patterns in contiguous events is a survival trait. It's not surprising that at times it is carried to an irrational degree.
  • contiguous = close in space or time
  • The study found Ocean County, New Jersey, to be the county most prone to natural disasters in the contiguous states.
  • contiguous = sharing boundaries
  • In addition, certain families allied to the Nurses by blood or friendship, and whose farms were contiguous with the Nurse farm or close to it, combined to break away from the Salem town authority and set up Topsfield, a new and independent entity whose existence was resented by old Salemites.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • contiguous = sharing a boundary
  • The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick ... contiguous to absolutely nothing.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • contiguous = very close
  • American flagssnapped in the wind on top of every building contiguous to the parade ground.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Farfrae, who had already taken the yards and stores, had acquired possession of the house for the obvious convenience of its contiguity.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Children begin with detail, and learn up to the general; they begin with the contiguous, and gradually comprehend the universal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Crops of unusual diversity grew in profusion and contiguity, with not an inch of ground untended.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • At seventy-six miles from snout to snout, it forms the longest contiguous glacier system outside the Earth's poles.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I went up on the peak of the little mountain and ran my eye over the contiguous vicinity.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Urine is conducted through a primitive urethra terminating in a small chamber contiguous with the anus-a sort of crude cloaca.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A single compact disc had sufficient capacity to contain detailed street maps for all of the contiguous states and Canada.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Contiguous to Mr Allworthy's estate was the manor of one of those gentlemen who are called preservers of the game.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He has already dug up all the garden two or three times to find the famous spring, and, being unsuccessful, he will soon purchase all the contiguous houses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But if you put the remaining areas up on the board, I think you'll find that the eight percent is topologically unified, meaning that those areas are contiguous.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • But the circumstance was sufficient to lead him to select Tess in preference to the other pretty milkmaids when he wished to contemplate contiguous womankind.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • This district is the largest contiguous planned community in the United States, and if you're black or Jewish, you weren't allowed to live there until 1948.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • A model farm! where the house stands like a fungus in a muckheap, chambers for men horses, oxen, and swine, cleansed and uncleansed, all contiguous to one another!
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Nothing moved in sky, land, or sea, except a frill of milkwhite foam along the nearer angles of the shore, shreds of which licked the contiguous stones like tongues.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd

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