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or hereabouts

[heer-uh-bout] /ˈhɪər əˌbaʊt/
about this place; in this neighborhood.
Origin of hereabout
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at here, about Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Then Croyden and I will patrol the roads, hereabout,” said Macloud.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott
  • Wood pigeons, most probably; there are heaps of them hereabout.

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • First she does send me to take them yonder, before she does send me to take them hereabout.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • If this were only true the Turks hereabout would have to retire on Baghdad.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • There are folks livin' hereabout, but their way o' livin's kind o' tough.

    A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter
  • There was a great fight all hereabout one day, Teddy—up in the air.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • What a number of ruins, scarcely emerging from the sand of the desert, are hereabout!

  • I am not afraid—I go out often by myself at night hereabout.'

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • hereabout the Westminster of the new capital was expected to be.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • At all events, hereabout it was that York, capital of Upper Canada, began to rise.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
Word Origin and History for hereabout

"about this, with regard to this matter," c.1200, from here + about. Meaning "in the vicinity, near here" is from early 13c. Hereabouts is from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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