Using Within (Delimiters)

The w/ proximity operator controls the region within which a match for your query must occur. It will usually default to sentence or paragraph proximity if the query does not specify otherwise, or the whole record when the records are short. Custom databases are set up with a chosen default delimiter, knowing the researcher can adjust dynamically, to place the w/ anywhere in the query. Rules for things like paragraphs [w/para] were designed for the most normalized situations, so they may not always be respected; e.g., in newsgroup information where each line of a thread may begin with the >. So, just adjust as needed by specifying a certain number of characters: e.g., w/250.

Here is a list of proximities you can use:

w/line
within a line
w/sent
within a sentence
w/para
within a paragraph
w/page
within a page
w/all
within a whole document
w/N
within N characters
w/REX
within a regular expression
Examples:
Expression                 Locates
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power factor               Power AND Factor within the same sentence (default)

john marsha w/line         John AND Marsha occurring on the same line

#>million pounds w/100     A quantity larger than 1000000 AND pounds
                           occurring within 100 characters of each other

john marsha w/[^()]{1,80}  John AND Marsha within parenthesis or 80
                           characters whichever is first.