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  • n  the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

  • Their selection depended largely on their nearness to the main broadcasting office in Manhattan.
  • Her nearness is like vampire heroin; his love for her has become his religion and his sin.
  • A nice-looking guy with an easy enthusiasm the camera loves, he described his nearness to the bears as a cross-species symbiosis, when in fact he was courting the fate he .

  • Pope Benedict XVI in FOXNews
    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...
  • Carmen Callil in Guardian Unlimited
    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 -...
  • Pope Paul VI in Catholic News Agency
    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,...

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