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Definition of "propinquity" [pro•pin•qui•ty]

  • Proximity; nearness. (noun)
  • Kinship. (noun)
  • Similarity in nature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "propinquity" in a sentence
  • "Carey, so powerful in propinquity, might even have ended by learning to love Tannis and marrying her, to his own worldly undoing."
  • "But it is not the way for a man and a woman, in propinquity, to maintain a definite, unwavering distance asunder."
  • "He was not only the male heir in propinquity of blood, but his experienced years and known virtues excited all true Scots to place him on the throne."