Chaining proximity searches

As with all wildcards, you can specify more than one in the same search term. 

Example 1

The following search term contains chained word proximity wildcards to find words that are near to each other:

cat<+8>dog<+8>horse

It will match text that has dog within 9 words of cat (8 intermediary words) and also horse within 9 words of dog. All three words must be present and in the order specified. An example match would be:

I own a cat called Fluffy and a dog called Rex but my favorite pet is my horse, Blossom.

Note that the only word proximity wildcards that can be chained are those that respect word order (<+n>, <+.> and <+*>).

Example 2

This example uses different types of word proximity wildcards in the search term:

jim<+.>sand<+*>sea

It will find text with jim and sand in the same sentence, and sand and sea in the same paragraph, in that order. An example match would be:

Jim played all day in the sand. He only came in when the sea got too cold.

Note that the only word proximity wildcards that can be chained are those that respect word order (<+n>, <+.> and <+*>).

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