along about


US, informal
: at a time near (a specified time)
He arrived in the city along about July 17.
Our flight should be arriving along about 8:00.

Examples of along about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bündchen laughed along with Behar and the audience and couldn't help but nod along about her appearance not changing too much over the past two decades. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Amid a surge of migrants crossing into the country, the administration is moving forward with construction of 18-foot tall steel fencing along about 17 miles of land near the Rio Grande in southern Texas, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Thursday. Brian Bennett, Time, 5 Oct. 2023 The crowd sings along about how working-class Americans are getting screwed over as if the song has been out for four decades instead of four weeks. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 The sewer district, according to its report, found that erosion was occurring along about 355 linear feet of a tributary to the East Branch of the Rocky River and was affecting about four residential properties. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 Teams of workers wearing white overalls and blue gloves are using jet hoses to clear small, mysterious clumps of oil that drifted ashore last year along about six km of Croatia's northern Adriatic coast, moving fast before the tourists arrive. Fox News, 27 Apr. 2023 The selections lend much credence to what’s been said all along about this senior group. Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Jan. 2023 The agency then designated nearly 22 square miles along about 170 miles of streams, ditches and canals as critical habitat in parts of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2021 More than 200 Doug fir logs will be placed along about a mile of streambed. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021

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“Along about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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