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 Meanings and Examples of PROXIMITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  state of being proximate; nearness in place, time, or relation
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Another had such a very dirty old uniform that there was an unpleasant odour in his proximity.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: I
2  The wounded soldier was so dirty, coarse, and revolting that his proximity to the Emperor shocked Rostov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
3  Behind her sat Anatole, and conscious of his proximity she experienced a frightened sense of expectancy.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIII
4  Moving troops in close proximity to an enemy is always dangerous, and military history supports that view.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV
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.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER VI
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 14
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
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.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 1
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
14  All those outbreaks were in some way linked with the proximity of the Count.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
15  The danger, if any, I expounded, was from our proximity to a great human passion let loose.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
Example Sentence:
1  Blind people sometimes develop a compensatory ability to sense the proximity of objects around them.
2  The majority of horror movies are set in deserted areas with limited proximity to towns and major cities.
3  By passing both laws in temporal proximity to one another, Arizona has revealed itself to have great anxiety not merely about illegal immigration in this nation, but about diversity itself.
4  What drew him to the area was its proximity to central London.
5  The site is in close proximity to motorways and an airport.
6  Part of the attraction is Darwin's proximity to Asia.