Know Your Next Word : propinquity

11. propinquity :

noun :

Nearness in space, time or relationship

Usage :

  • I believe that ... propinquity of descent, -- the only known cause of the similarity of organic beings, -- is the bond, hidden as it is by various degrees of modification, which is partially revealed to us by our classifications.(Charles Darwin : On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection : 1859.)

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