side by side


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

Examples of side by side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Erdem, as in royal portraiture, poetry and power live side by side. Ian Malone, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 The far-right Israeli government caters to an increasingly violent, emboldened settler movement in the West Bank and boasts top members in its cabinet who explicitly reject the notion of a two-state solution — a vision of separate Israeli and Palestinian states existing side by side. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The duo were spotted walking side by side in comfortable outfits while hitting the streets of Paris over the weekend Morgan Wade and Kyle Richards just checked a joint trip to Paris off their bucket lists! Staff Author, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 Israeli-Palestinian coexistence seems more distant than ever; Oslo’s vision of two sovereign states living side by side in peace is even further away. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Sep. 2023 Kristine Nielsen, Mia Katigbak, and Brenda Pressley — often lying side by side atop the clinic’s fleet of drab poolside chairs — make up a pitch-perfect chorus of wry, contemplative veterans in the ranks of bodily breakdown. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 12 Sep. 2023 The royal brothers cannot even be viewed side by side in portraiture, with a 2010 painting of the pair no longer on display in the National Portrait Gallery. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 8 Sep. 2023 If appliances are side by side, vertical storage solutions can free up room, notes Tara Lenney, owner of Tara Lenney Design. Leslie J. Thompson, Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2023 They were often seen side by side in the field, an unusually inseparable pair. Corina Knoll, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Side by side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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side by side

: beside one another
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