- propinquity: see proximity
- propinquity (n.)
- late 14c., "nearness in relation, kinship," later also "physical nearness" (early 15c.), from Old French propinquite (13c.) and directly from Latin propinquitatem (nominative propinquitas) "nearness, vicinity; relationship, affinity," from propinquus "near, neighboring," from prope "near" (enlarged from PIE *pro "before;" see pro-) + suffix -inquus.
Nothing propinks like propinquity [Ian Fleming, chapter heading, "Diamonds are Forever," 1956; phrase popularized 1960s by U.S. diplomat George Ball]
- 1. They are cousins of propinquity.
- 2. Grace was indeed quite unconscious of Fitspier's propinquity.
- 3. For propinquity, come, we do a cup again!
- 为了咱们的亲近, 来, 我们再干一杯!
- 4. The neighbours lived in close propinquity toeach other.
- 5. They are both cousins of his, but not of the same degree of propinquity.
- 他们两都是他的表弟, 但是在血缘上不同程度相近.
[ propinquity 造句 ]