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Definitions of nearness

  1. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state or quality of being near; - used in the various senses of the adjective. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Small distance; closeness; close alliance by blood; closeness in expenditure: near at hand, not far distant; closely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for nearness

  1. Soon they aspired to a more solid power, and came into direct conflict with the natives- the Mahrattas- whom they hastened to drive from Colaba, finding their nearness troublesome. – Les Parsis by D. Menant
  2. I whispered, mad with her beauty and her nearness – Neighbours by Robert Stead