side by side

  1. nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
    the person sitting next to me
    in the next room
    had adjacent rooms
    our rooms were side by side
  2. closely related or associated
    a city in which communism and democracy had to live side by side
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How To Use side by side In A Sentence

  • I should have been side by side with you in your existence, having for my only care not to disarrange the cover of my dreadful pit. Les Miserables
  • Although the complex syncopated rhythms of duets can sound to the untrained ear as if they are coming from one bird, they are the efforts of two wrens perched side by side and interposing their notes with precise timing.
  • They stood side by side for a moment, staring into the torn undersides of the chair, at the cobwebs and the little balls of spider eggs.
  • Directly opposite him, on the other side of the enclosed space, were two doors, exactly alike and side by side.
  • Side by side they lay among the morning-glories, with the yellow blossoms of the hau dropping upon them from overhead, watching the motes of men toil upward, till the thing happened, and three of them, slipping, rolling, sliding, dashed over a cliff-lip and fell sheer half a thousand feet. Koolau the Leper
  • They were sitting side by side on her couch watching reruns of an old show.
  • I feel strange seeing Annique so comparatively unclothed, and even stranger as we lie side by side sunbathing. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
  • But side by side with that history of inflation from the infinitesimal to the immense is another development, the change year by year from the shabby impecuniosity of the Camden Town lodging to the lavish munificence of the Crest Hill marble staircase and my aunt's golden bed, the bed that was facsimiled from Fontainebleau. Tono Bungay
  • Side by side they walked to a ring of chairs arranged in a semicircle under a tree. THE IMAGE OF LAURA
  • Minimal pairs and nearly minimal pairs should be placed side by side across the lists.
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