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

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side-by-side adjective

Examples of side by side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British stars joined forces to recreate a photo taken more than six decades ago that features both of their fathers serving side by side in the British Army. Rachel Desantis,, "Guy Ritchie & Hugh Grant Recreate Photo of Their Dads Serving in Military Together 65 Years Ago," 11 Nov. 2019 The Su-34 is flown by a crew of two and unusual for combat jets, the crew members sit side by side in the cockpit. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Just Casually Towing a Multi-Million Dollar Russian Attack Jet," 1 Nov. 2019 The book is built as a kind of travel journal, recording the 8,000 miles the women covered across 51 days, in photos, artifacts and text, which appears side by side in English and Spanish. Karl Vick, Time, "Where Three Women's Journey from Cuba to America Left Them," 18 Oct. 2019 Eric Palicia ran side by side in the first heat of the 2nd annual Alpha Warrior Inter-Service Battle between teams from the Air Force, Army and Navy. Vincent T. Davis,, "Airmen, soldiers and sailors competed in San Antonio against each other in the 2nd annual Alpha Warrior Inter-Service Battle.," 14 Sep. 2019 The project shifts which works are displayed side by side in the museums and changes, sometimes dramatically, the words on the walls alongside them. Murray Whyte,, "On the walls at Harvard museums, calling out art’s racist, sexist history," 31 Aug. 2019 On a November morning in 2018, Wilson and Pascarelli sat side by side in a crowded courtroom for a hearing in their criminal case. Sarah Schweitzer, The Atlantic, "The Lunch Ladies of New Canaan," 15 Aug. 2019 Imagine more than 1,000 people working side by side in such a short amount of time and their finished product being a whole freaking house. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "HGTV Built A New Home In 96 Hours For Single Father Who Lost His Wife," 6 Aug. 2019 Tonight's big draw: seeing Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren side by side on a debate stage for the first time. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for September 12: Immigration, vaping, 2020 Dems, Bahamas, tariffs," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of side by side

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Nov 2019

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The first known use of side by side was in the 13th century

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