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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 years Also called Proxima Centauri See also Rigil Kent
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  • All facts considered, the odds favored a successful repulsion by proxima Centaurus of a Terran military attack.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • Urtic proxima spe rosa est—The nettle is 30 often next to the rose.

  • proxima quæque metit galdio is the perfect account of a knight-errant.

  • They desired, they hoped, they petitioned to be the first to make the long, hard journey to Alpha and proxima Centauri in rockets.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • He will align himself with proxima Centaurus, gaining speed rapidly.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • The ring around proxima was a living ring, superior to anything Terra could throw against it.

    Mr. Spaceship Philip K. Dick
  • Thane told her of life on proxima, and she told him how she had lived and worked with her father.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • Another saw-fly closely related to the foregoing species is the willow saw-fly (Pontania proxima).

  • The warfleet is waiting near proxima, taking up positions for the attack on the Centaurans.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • The signal had been sent out to the warfleet that had waited so long near proxima Centaurus.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick

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