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used in The Souls of Black Folk

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close together — in space or time
  • Usually in cities each street has its distinctive color, and only now and then do the colors meet in close proximity.
    Chapter 9 (12% in)
  • In the civilized life of to-day the contact of men and their relations to each other fall in a few main lines of action and communication: there is, first, the physical proximity of home and dwelling-places, the way in which neighborhoods group themselves, and the contiguity of neighborhoods.
    Chapter 9 (7% in)
  • A Negro slum may be in dangerous proximity to a white residence quarter, while it is quite common to find a white slum planted in the heart of a respectable Negro district.
    Chapter 9 (13% in)
  • One thing, however, seldom occurs: the best of the whites and the best of the Negroes almost never live in anything like close proximity.
    Chapter 9 (14% in)

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