side by side


Definition of side by side

1 : beside one another walking side by side
2 : in the same place, time, or circumstance lived peacefully side by side for many years

Other Words from side by side

side-by-side adjective

Examples of side by side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move became official with the start of the early signing period Wednesday, as the two sat side by side again for a joined signing ceremony in Central Catholic’s gym. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Dec. 2021 Outside the window of my ice shanty, Steve and Rigby sat side by side in a haze of windblown snow. Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Dec. 2021 Atlanta mayoral runoff rivals Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens sat side by side on a trolley car near the start of the Braves parade. Tamar Hallerman, ajc, 5 Nov. 2021 Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown and rookie linebacker Micah Parsons sat side by side on the bench at Gillette Stadium. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 At the news conference, held at a hotel less than a mile from the Imperial Palace, the couple sat side by side at a long table and faced a roomful of reporters and a phalanx of cameras. New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 Elsewhere in the room, Kaia Gerber could be seen cozying up with boyfriend Jacob Elordi in a banquette; Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox circulated the party in twinning emo-ensembles; and Rosé and Olivia Rodrigo sat side by side. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 15 Sep. 2021 Strangers sat side by side, screaming, as Damian Lillard hit a late game-sealing three-pointer. oregonlive, 11 Mar. 2021 In Nearon and Cudi's case, Earhart captured the two snuggling and walking side by side. Natasha Dado,, 30 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of side by side

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2022

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“Side by side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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