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  1. a flare star in the constellation Centaurus that is the nearest star to the sun. It is a red dwarf of very low magnitude. Distance: 4.3 light yearsAlso called: Proxima Centauri See also Rigil Kent
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Historical Examples of proxima

  • The attack on Proxima Centaurus had to comeand the sooner the better.

    The Variable Man

    Philip K. Dick

  • Thane told her of life on Proxima, and she told him how she had lived and worked with her father.

  • He will align himself with Proxima Centaurus, gaining speed rapidly.

    The Variable Man

    Philip K. Dick

  • The text is thus expressed: Ipsi in proxima Octavii castra irruperunt.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2

    Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

  • Urtic proxima spe rosa est—The nettle is 30 often next to the rose.