- next to; near to: They walked fornenst one another down the sidewalk.
- against; facing; opposite.
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Examples from the Web for fornenst
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?Stories of Comedy
Fornent, fornenst, forenenst; opposite: he and I sat fornenst each other in the carriage.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
I will show that are proposition is unconstitutionable, inlegal, and fornenst the compact.
- Scot and Northeast English dialect situated against or facing towards
from Scottish, from fore 1 + anenst a variant of archaic anent
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