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propinquity
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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  • As she walked, however, some footsteps approached behind her, the footsteps of a man; and owing to the briskness of his advance he was close at her heels and had said "Good morning" before she had been long aware of his propinquity.
    2 — Maiden No More (17% in)
  • Though unsophisticated in the usual sense, she was not incomplete; and it would have denoted deficiency of womanhood if she had not instinctively known what an argument lies in propinquity.
    5 — The Woman Pays (21% in)

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