1 Another had such a very dirty old uniform that there was an unpleasant odour in his proximity.
2 The wounded soldier was so dirty, coarse, and revolting that his proximity to the Emperor shocked Rostov.
3 Behind her sat Anatole, and conscious of his proximity she experienced a frightened sense of expectancy.
4 Moving troops in close proximity to an enemy is always dangerous, and military history supports that view.
5 When Grekov returned, Count Orlov-Denisov, excited both by the abandoned attempt and by vainly awaiting the infantry columns that still did not appear, as well as by the proximity of the enemy, resolved to advance.
6 You ladies need have no alarm about the proximity of the Yankees, for General Johnston and his army stands there in the mountains like an iron rampart.
7 In these brief pauses, Heyward and the sisters listened, with senses rendered doubly acute by the danger, to detect any symptoms which might announce the proximity of their foes.
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8 It was necessary to pass within a dangerous proximity of the dark group of the savages, and the voice of the scout grew louder as they drew nigher.
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9 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.
10 In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.
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11 It was in sufficient proximity to bring the whole sermon to her ears, in the shape of an indistinct but varied murmur and flow of the minister's very peculiar voice.
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12 Vronsky was used to princes, but, either because he had himself changed of late, or that he was in too close proximity to the prince, that week seemed fearfully wearisome to him.
13 It so happened that there was no one at the moment on Tate Hill Pier, as all those whose houses are in close proximity were either in bed or were out on the heights above.
14 All those outbreaks were in some way linked with the proximity of the Count.
15 The danger, if any, I expounded, was from our proximity to a great human passion let loose.