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Sample sentences for the GRE study word proximity

proximity can be used as a noun

1.Gasping for breath, I lowered the lamp in still nearer proximity to the face. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.All those out-breaks were in some way linked with the proximity of the Count. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.The danger, if any, I expounded, was from our proximity to a great human passion let loose. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4.No doubt I am very dense, but I cannot see what the proximity of the coast has got to do with the murder of Mrs. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
5.This indicated the immediate proximity of the place of sepulture. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.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. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.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. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
8.When we had come close to the tomb I looked well at Arthur, for I feared the proximity to a place laden with so sorrowful a memory would upset him, but he bore himself well. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
9.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. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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