Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. Over against; opposite to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. Over against; opposite to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Over against; opposite to.

Etymologies

See fore and anent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a mere mienerism of this vague of visibilities, mark you, as accorded to by moisturologist of the Brehons Assorceration for the advauncement of scayence because, my dear, mentioning of it under the breath, as in pure (what bunkum!) essenesse, there have been disselving forenenst you just the draeper, the two drawpers assisters and the three droopers assessors confraterni-tisers.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Meet a great civilian (proud lives to him!) who is gentle as a mushroom and a very affectable when he always sits forenenst us for his wet while to all whom it may concern Sully is a thug from all he drunk though he is a rattling fine bootmaker in his profession.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And, what do you think, who should be laying there above all other persons forenenst them only Yawn!

    Finnegans Wake

  • Gray in the ballad, “beiks forenenst the sun,” which shines on them from beyond the hills of their wanderings, while the brown waters of the Ken murmur at their feet.

    Old Mortality

  • 'Ye see, there was twa lads clappit amang the trees below the Wallace statue forenenst ye, waiting till it was dark to set a cairn net, ye ken.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Eh, man "-- he bent his knees with staring delight --" eh, man, if they would only meet forenenst uth!

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Ye're loike a young bear wid all y'r throubles an 'thrials forenenst ye.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • Marion Gray in the ballad, "beiks forenenst the sun," which shines on them from beyond the hills of their wanderings, while the brown waters of the Ken murmur at their feet.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • I'll have a bit ov you, me lad, to stow away with my duds; mayhap ye'll come in handy by-and-bye! 'and so saying to meeself, I sings out to the chap on the tugboat a-paying out the hawser, to give me some more slack, and he heaves over a fathom or two more, which allowed me to cut off a good length, lavin' plenty yit to belay around the bollards; an 'whin no one was lookin' I takes the pace ov cable below and kicks it away in the forepeak, so as I could know where to foind it forenenst the time I wanted for to use it.

    On Board the Esmeralda Martin Leigh's Log - A Sea Story

  • But you’re holy mooxed and gaping up the wrong palce2 as if you was seeheeing the gheist that stays forenenst, you blessed simpletop domefool!

    Finnegans Wake

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