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Proxímity. n.s. [proximité, Fr. proximitas, from proximus, Latin.] Nearness.

When kingdoms have customably been carried by right of succession, according to proximity of blood, the violation of this course hath always been dangerous. Hayward.

If he plead proximity of blood,
That empty title is with ease withstood.

Add the convenience of the situation of the eye, in respect of its proximity to the brain, the seat of common sense. Ray.

Must we send to stab or poison all the popish princes, who have any pretended title to our crown by the proximity of blood? Swift's Miscellanies.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Hayward, John (42) · Ray, John (59) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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