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Definition close together — in space or time
  • 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
  • proximity = nearness (being near her rather than in another room or across the room)
  • 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
  • From Macerinus to Mazarin the proximity was tempting.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • The doctor, much disquieted, resolved to ascend so as to escape this dangerous proximity.
    Verne, Jules  --  Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • It was youth and poverty and proximity...
    Cather, Willa  --  Alexander's Bridge
  • Both Alyss and Redd may have been strengthened by their proximity to the Heart Crystal, but Alyss could see that she was the stronger of the two.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • I flinched, rattled from the proximity of live ammo.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • It may be a disagreeable proximity; it's one, at any rate, of our own deliberate making.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It's hard when he's in such close proximity, but I do my best to focus and process his confession.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Proximity did not equal protection, and any slip could mean disaster for the entire family.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Within, noblemen in my proximity would beg me to dance.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I tried not to squirm at his proximity and his assumption that I would be fine with it.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • 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
  • From the moment's glimpse, it was derived that they had been unaware of the proximity of their dark-suited foes or had mistaken the direction.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I'll add a proximity parameter and remove the title weighting.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And, by making Dawes edge away from his own close proximity, he worked him to the door.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • 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
  • It may be a disagreeable proximity; it's one, at any rate, of our own deliberate making.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2

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