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I'm using amsbook document class and amsthm package. I want the proofs to stand out from the rest of the text by slightly indenting them, i.e. leaving some margins from left and right. How do I do that?

It seems that Margins for proof environment is the same question. But the code doesn't work for me, probably because I'm using amsthm package already.

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May I ask why? It waste space and does not seem to bring anything extra to the understanding of the proof. –  daleif Jul 3 '12 at 8:02
It's just an experiment. –  john Jul 3 '12 at 8:04

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Did you try with a list (enumerate or itemize) in the Proof environment? –  egreg Jul 3 '12 at 10:29

You can experiment with this modification of the proof environment:

  \normalfont \topsep6\p@\@plus6\p@\relax





However it doesn't seem a good idea to me: if the proof is short it's easily recognizable anyway; if it's long, the narrow margin will spoil the page balance.

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