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fornenst

or for·nent

[fer-nenst]
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preposition Midland U.S. and British Dialect.
  1. next to; near to: They walked fornenst one another down the sidewalk.
  2. against; facing; opposite.
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Examples from the Web for fornenst

Historical Examples

  • You wouldn't do behind his back what you'd be afraid to do fornenst his face, would you?

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • And when the north is fornenst you, as you say, is the east on your right or your left hand?

  • Fornent, fornenst, forenenst; opposite: he and I sat fornenst each other in the carriage.

  • I will show that are proposition is unconstitutionable, inlegal, and fornenst the compact.


British Dictionary definitions for fornenst

fornenst

preposition
  1. Scot and Northeast English dialect situated against or facing towards

Word Origin

from Scottish, from fore 1 + anenst a variant of archaic anent
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