Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Near; next.

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Usage examples "proximate":

  1. And considering the dignity of the Sufferer, and his relations to the Father, there was no need of suffering the same, or even any proximate amount of pain, to make an expression of abhorrence to sin, that is, of justice, equal to that produced by the literal punishment of the race. - "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors", James Freeman Clarke.
  2. He does not even cite the proximate causes: the fears entertained by the great new landowners, who had been created by the Reformation, at the prospect of restoration of Catholicism, when they would have been obliged to surrender all the former Church property which had been stolen, which meant that the ownership of seven- tenths of the entire soil of England would have changed hands; the horror of the trading and industrial middle class at Catholicism, which by no means suited its commerce; the nonchalance with which the Stuarts had sold, for their own advantage and that of the Court nobility, the whole of English industry and commerce, that is, had sold their own country, to the Government of France, which was then maintaining a very dangerous, and in many respects, successful competition with the English. - "Selected Essays", Karl Marx.
  3. Effects may be direct or indirect, proximate or remote, necessary or accidental. - "The Classification of Patents", United States Patent Office.