Is there an ability to force the direction of proximity terms?

The documentation lists the syntax for proximity searches as "[word 1] [word 2]", #

So if I want to find the word QUICK within 3 words of the word FOX, I'd write the expression as "quick fox", 3

That means that I'll get a hit if QUICK either precedes or follows FOX. I don't want that. I want to be able to force directionality. So, for example, I want to have a hit if the search finds "quick brown fox" but not "that fox was quick." Other solutions would handle it by using syntax like: a) quick +2 fox b) quick FOLLOWEDBY,2 fox or c) fox PRECEDEDBY,2 quick.

Does ES have the ability to do what I need?