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noun as in nearness in feeling

noun as in approximateness

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Example Sentences

When the rear came up, two archers appeared in view, immediately suggesting the nearness of an enemy; and Bruce held back his men.

All her old resentments and rebellions flamed up, confusedly mingled with the yearning roused by Harney's nearness.

It sounded with a thrilling nearness, so lovely that it almost hurt, and instinctively I put out my hand and felt for hers.

The fact could no longer be overlooked, and as usual everybody was feeling surprised at its nearness.

I never, even at my loneliest, held a waitress or attendant in talk for any satisfaction I had in her nearness.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nearness, such as: adjacency, approach, approximation, closeness, contiguity, and immediacy.

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