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    in the vicinity of

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    Usually I avoided any useless risk

    A portable printing press weighed in the vicinity of eighty-five pounds, I would say. (E. S. Gardner, “The Case of the Deadly Toy”)

    He is in the vicinity of sixty.

    Burroughs's influence on left-field rock culture is, of course, incalculable and, like some seedy literary Camelot, Tangier has had a mythical significance to Beat Generation acolytes since he, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso briefly congregated there in the Fifties, in the vicinity of the great Paul Bowles.

    An advisory group chaired by Sir Douglas Black investigated the suggestion that there was an increased incidence of cancer in the vicinity of this installation.

    in the vicinity of = about, approximately, in the neighborhood of

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: in the vicinity of

    Your conclusions are correct.

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