nearness nearness


  • (n) the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance


  1. Their selection depended largely on their nearness to the main broadcasting office in Manhattan.
  2. Her nearness is like vampire heroin; his love for her has become his religion and his sin.
  3. The bright side, so to speak, of grave injury, discomfort and nearness to death is that you emerge with a clear fix on what the heart treasures.


  • Mahan in prime position for his first major title

    Hunter Mahan's face was reddened by the sun, his voice rubbed rough by a week of talking about Merion, his body tensed by the nearness of a first major championship.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "The pope is always close to me through his writings: I hear him and I see him speaking, so I can keep up a continuous dialogue with him," Benedict said. "This nearness to him isn't limited to words and texts, because behind the texts I hear...
    on Oct 17, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  2. "Némirovsky has a particular talent," wrote Callil, "a nearness to her readers, so that you almost feel the flesh of the characters she creates, however vile, rapacious and idiotic they may be. This is where she is irresistible - addictive -...
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Carmen Callil Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Christmas," the Pope concluded, "is the privileged opportunity to contemplate the meaning and value of our existence. The nearness of this solemnity helps us to reflect, on the one hand, on the dramatic nature of a history in which human beings,...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Pope Paul VI Source: Catholic News Agency

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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /