side by side

Next to each other, close together, as in They were walking down the street side by side when the taxi jumped the curb, or In the new Russia communism and capitalism are trying to live side by side. [c. 1200]

Words Nearby side by side

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How to use side by side in a sentence

  • At least, in the two side-by-side screens, their eyes shifted, each to the other's screen on his own ship.

    Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
  • It happened occasionally that the class would stand up to spell, and when it did we frequently stood side-by-side.

  • She looked around, and soon saw her husband and her rival sitting side-by-side, on the little retired sofa in the corner.

    Cruel As The Grave | Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • In fact he saw two men with boxes on tripods, standing side-by-side and not many yards away in the trail.

  • He made an extra headset late in June and they tried it, sitting side-by-side and still it did not work.

    The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith