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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 And now anyone who’s been worried all along about the virus and just wants to know can get the test, Box said. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2020 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 Meanwhile, at the mansion they're headed to, Mary arrives early to find hostess Meredith in the bathtub, luxuriating equally in both fragrant bubbles and the triumph of having been right all along about their allegedly felonious castmate. Ew Staff,, 15 Dec. 2021 The new storm comes on the heels of the destructive remnants of Typhoon Merbok, which last month left a path of destruction in Western Alaska, washing out roads and flooding homes in 40 communities along about 1,300 miles of Alaska’s coast, according to a federal summary. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2022 Transit officials suspended Amtrak passenger and Metrolink commuter rail service Friday until further notice between Orange and San Diego counties because of the gradually moving hillside along about 700 feet of the tracks just north of Camp Pendleton. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Along about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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