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[mass noun] The condition of being near; proximity:‘the town's nearness to London’
imminence, closeness, immediacy, immediatenessconsanguinity, closenesscloseness, proximity, propinquity, adjacencyView synonyms
- ‘Outsiders envy our nearness to the lake and the life's-a-holiday vibe, even as they see it as a distant outpost, some eastern outpost of the moon.’
- ‘It's gotten to the stage where I'm completely engrossed and starting to regret the nearness of the final page.’
- ‘I actually like club hopping, and the nearness of the other club in the place meant that I was back and forth between them a lot.’
- ‘The nearness of the election has worked very well for him.’
- ‘His big hand on mine, all I could concentrate on was the heat radiating from him, his nearness warming not just my flesh, but my soul.’
- ‘He points to the nearness of hiking trails and the range of activities as a hidden strength.’
- ‘There's no sense of a spatial void needing to be filled - no sense of that odd, claustrophobic nearness that can come from silence.’
- ‘But when I worked I felt him behind me, his breath stirring my hair, and his nearness sending chills down my spine.’
- ‘Defined always by the nearness of Mexico to its borders, the town of Roswell participates in this fear and fantasy.’
- ‘It came down within a few feet of the ground - as far down as possible, considering the nearness of the house and the limited space.’
- ‘His nearness in itself was unnerving, the warm heat radiating from his body…’
- ‘Snow, says Kenny, is common here, despite the nearness of the coast.’
- ‘As for Varanasi, the constant nearness of death seems to have affected the pace of life here.’
- ‘But like many town centres, it has suffered because of its nearness to thriving Manchester city centre and the Trafford Centre.’
- ‘Residents claim the location is unsuitable because of its isolation, its nearness to the Leeds-Liverpool canal and a lack of public transport.’
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