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before a certain period of time has passed
We should have the test results back within 24 hours.
He fell sick and died within a matter of weeks.
Within an hour of our arrival Caroline was starting to complain.
during a certain period of time
the enormous success of televised sport within the last twenty years
Within the space of a year, three of the town's factories have closed down.
less than a certain distance from a particular place
The invading troops came within 50 miles of Paris.
Within a five mile radius of Ollerton there are several pubs and restaurants.
within easy reach of
Adjust the driver's seat so that all the controls are
close enough to touch
within sight/earshot (of something)
close enough to see or hear
As she came within sight of the house, she saw two men getting out of a car.
inside a particular building or area
Prisoners who died were buried within the walls of the prison.
public footpaths within the national park
The rooms within were richly furnished.
used on notices on the outside of buildings
Baby rabbits for sale. Enquire within.
inside a society, organization, or group of people
There have been a lot of changes within the department since I joined.
an attempt to reform the system
if something stays within a particular limit or set of rules, it does not go beyond that limit
We have to operate within a very tight budget.
Security firms have to work strictly within the law.
You can go anywhere you want
within reasonable limits
inside a person's body or mind
Elaine felt a pain deep within her.
I'm feeling more relaxed within myself.
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