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1‘many famous writers made their homes in the vicinity’
surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place, zone
environs, surroundings, surrounds, precincts, purlieus
informal this neck of the woods
2‘the forest's vicinity to the dockyards made it a vital source of timber’
nearness, closeness, proximity, propinquity, adjacency, juxtaposition
rare contiguity, contiguousness, vicinage
‘his fortune is in the vicinity of three million pounds’
around, about, nearly, approaching, just about, just over, just under, roughly, something like, more or less
in the region of, in the neighbourhood of, near to, close to, close on
getting on for
in the ballpark of
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