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proximate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
closest or close in degree or order (space or time) — especially in a chain of causes and effects
  • If so, will the Judge make it convenient to be present, and favor the auctioneer with his bid, On the proximate occasion?
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (21% in)

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