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- adv. In close proximity; side-by-side
- adv. Whilst closely cooperating
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- adv. side by side and close together
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Free enjoyed a special peak in native English usage between 1981 and 1986, big years for discussions of tax-free alternatives and free trade and, not accidentally, the Free World standing shoulder-to-shoulder with President Reagan against the unfree Evil Empire and its political friends.
And the casualty rate did go high because people were standing shoulder-to-shoulder in lines.
They have everything to do instead with the kind of kingdom Jesus envisioned -- a kingdom that lifts up the fallen, that comforts the oppressed, that feeds the hungry and clothes the naked, and that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the poorest of the poor.
US business leaders have typically shown a very high degree of class solidarity such that back in 1993 businessmen from throughout the economy stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the particularist interests of insurance company executives to beat a health care plan that would have benefited many of their firms.
After laboring to turn a conventional portrait of Amsterdam militiamen into a supremely dramatic scene—depicting the troops falling into formation rather than in a customary shoulder-to-shoulder pose—Rembrandt unveils the finished work to his clients, who immediately protest that some of their faces are only half visible.
Over the weekend at the famous International Red Cross Ball here—the 55th, if you can believe that, certainly pre-dating most of the shops on Worth Avenue—the Peter Duchin Orchestra barely had three notes out and suddenly the dance floor was toe-to-toe, shoulder-to-shoulder.
As our van moved us around the environs of the rail station, I saw construction taking place everywhere, cranes dotting the streets and a procession of pastel-colored apartment complexes perched shoulder-to-shoulder, set in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges.
Who: About 700 A-list Hollywood types mingled shoulder-to-shoulder, sipping on Champagne and mixed cocktails and snacking on bite-sized desserts and In-N-Out burgers.
We closed the evening shoulder-to-shoulder; young and old, active and reserve, black and white, male and female, all together sharing a common bond and history -- brash and defiant by our birthright as a service.
As dozens of workers sat shoulder-to-shoulder at terminals, DV-13 lottery coordinator Hailegeoris Gemeda spot-checked the online forms for accuracy.
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