cheek by jowl


Examples of cheek by jowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mormons don’t like their temples living cheek by jowl with other buildings. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 20 Jan. 2024 The real potential for a next-level night on the town comes with the synergy between Hind’s food-and-booze options that’s cheek by jowl with Irie’s food-and-weed lounge concept. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 White Christians who spoke the same language, lived cheek by jowl, and mostly watched the same movies and TV shows were not supposed to be willing to kill each other because their ancestors had taken different sides in the Reformation. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023 Shocking self-indulgence sits cheek by jowl with self-denial. Tobi Haslett, Harper's Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 All those centuries of intimacy, of living cheek by jowl, of building a shared culture, mattered not a jot. Aatish Taseer Richard Mosse, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 Residents across the sprawling region have been living cheek by jowl with train tracks for generations, and many — rich and poor, Black and white, city and suburb — have had enough. Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune, 26 Mar. 2023 But here on Wednesday, in a muddy field near the Pakistan border, Vatan Soni stood among thousands of people chanting political slogans, waving flags of saffron and green, and milling excitedly, cheek by jowl, in anticipation of a star speaker who would light up the midday rally: Narendra Modi. Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2022 Villainy and practicality cheek by jowl. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheek by jowl was in 1577

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“Cheek by jowl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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