/ (ˈsaɪdˌlaɪnz) /

pl n
  1. sport the area immediately outside the playing area, where substitute players sit

  2. the peripheral areas of any region, organization, etc

Words Nearby sidelines

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How to use sidelines in a sentence

  • Several days later, Johnny Thompson found himself crouching on the western sidelines of the football field at old Hillcrest.

    Red Dynamite | Roy J. Snell
  • Meggy Strawn, garbed in her brightest and best, was already on the sidelines, ready to lead in the cheering.

    Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
  • What the various pairs Of curved sidelines mean, I am unable to say.

  • At one time it was discovered that Craig, reinforced by enthusiastic onlookers from the sidelines, had seventeen men in his team.

  • I was more on the sidelines and didn't enter into any discussions with her at all.

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Other Idioms and Phrases with sidelines


see on the sidelines.

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