Definitions

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  • adjective UK, Canada Showing the qualities of a friendly and helpful neighbour.

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  • adjective exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

Etymologies

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neighbour +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Silence was her constant companion, and for sorrow she had been granted the touch that assuages the sharpness of pain and the love called neighbourly kindness.

    The Battle of the Strong — Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms

  • Silence was her constant companion, and for sorrow she had been granted the touch that assuages the sharpness of pain and the love called neighbourly kindness.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Silence was her constant companion, and for sorrow she had been granted the touch that assuages the sharpness of pain and the love called neighbourly kindness.

    The Battle of the Strong — Volume 4 A Romance of Two Kingdoms

  • I was always taught that being "neighbourly" was a good thing.

    Oh, Those Civilians! - SpouseBUZZ

  • The "trade" in each case is a kind of neighbourly community, separated in its parts by space, but joined in unity of sympathy.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.

    Sense and Sensibility

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  • Evidentally we're not very neighbourly here.

    September 4, 2008