Part of speech: noun

The state of being near.

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Usage examples "proximity":

  1. To one who had dwelt where few crossed his path, the close proximity of hundreds and hundreds of eyes during the day left an impression never to be forgotten. - "A Son of the Hills", Harriet T. Comstock.
  2. The very proximity to this strange being, who had virtually risen from the dead and appeared to him of all others, was a sort of torture in itself. - "Taken Alive", E. P. Roe.
  3. At first Thora's proximity brought back to life all his sad and gloomy memories. - "Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss", Jens Peter Jacobsen.