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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. 2017.
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  • hereabout the rain came on heavily, and continued for three hours.

  • “Then Croyden and I will patrol the roads, hereabout,” said Macloud.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • Withal, hereabout be no wild horses to wake thee and warn thee of thy foeman anigh.

    Child Christopher William Morris
  • There was a great fight all hereabout one day, Teddy—up in the air.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • First she does send me to take them yonder, before she does send me to take them hereabout.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • What a number of ruins, scarcely emerging from the sand of the desert, are hereabout!

  • Was there any other spot on earth where he could sit by the fire and feel that "hereabout are mine own, the people I love?"

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • I am not afraid—I go out often by myself at night hereabout.'

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • hereabout the water barge was also moored; the water being pumped ashore into tanks.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • hereabout the Westminster of the new capital was expected to be.

    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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