Origin of abreast
Examples from the Web for abreast
Curious housewives stepped out in their aprons to watch them march down the road, four abreast waving two large American flags.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Social media has kept me abreast of many plot twists and turns as firestorms of outrage and smugness come and go.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paramilitary troops in grey urban camouflage moved into the square, five abreast, forcing demonstrators into side-streets.As Putin Wins Re-Election by Landslide, Both Sides Reluctantly Rally|Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova|March 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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Drivers were jostling three abreast on the tight oval track, and then a couple of cars collided.
The heavy guns were drawn by six or eight horses, two abreast, with a rider for every two horses.The Fight for the Argonne|William Benjamin West
Her former companion got beside Lady Emily, and as they could not well walk four abreast, she fell behind with him.David Elginbrod|George MacDonald
It is built of stone and earth, and is so broad that four horses can be driven on it abreast.Highroads of Geography|Anonymous
I encountered one column of disarmed Germans marching four abreast with the typical attitude of a "Kamerad" procession."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
The police, marching four abreast, hesitated for a moment, and then suddenly dividing into two columns marched on.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)|William Henry Hurlbert