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 If left unchecked, this can lead to two mutually incompatible bitcoin networks operating side by side. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer," 26 Dec. 2020 As proof, each side points to one of two congressional races waged side by side in Orange County. Mark Z. Barabak Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "News Analysis: Side-by-side races in Orange County frame Democrats’ debate," 16 Dec. 2020 Republicans and Democrats tend to live side by side, not segregated by partisan affiliation, community data shows. Benny Witkovsky, The Conversation, "Wisconsin’s not so white anymore – and in some rapidly diversifying cities like Kenosha there’s fear and unrest," 4 Dec. 2020 Rose Cleveland and Simpson became life partners and moved to Tuscany, Italy, where they are buried side by side. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, "How History Records the Peculiar Role of America’s First Ladies," 19 Nov. 2020 By the time Trump was elected, at least one player in the drama found reason to put Hoover and Comey side by side. Washington Post, "For Comey, time has not healed a major wound," 25 Sep. 2020 Porcelain ex-votos, throws, and papier-mâché boxes sit side by side with vintage Flemish table bells, apothecary jars, and his signature Sicilian lemon candles. Lindsey Tramuta, ELLE Decor, "Artist and Designer Marin Montagut Sets Up Shop in Paris," 13 Nov. 2020 Work side by side with local, state and national leaders to address factors driving racial and health disparities in the health care system and society. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, "Central Indiana corporate and sports executives take pledge to eliminate racial barriers," 9 Oct. 2020 But football, to him, is side by side with me almost. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "All-in: Zack Martin is taking the same approach to fatherhood that made him one of the best guards in the NFL," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of side by side

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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8 Jan 2021

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“Side by side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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