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nearby

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • grabbed the nearby quilt and gently laid it over the sleeping child

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nearby

adverb

Synonyms of nearby (Entry 2 of 3)

at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • I'll be nearby if you need anything

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Synonyms of nearby (Entry 3 of 3)

as in near, across

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The first known use of nearby was in the 15th century

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“Nearby.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nearby. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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