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  • adv. Almost; nearly.
  • prep. Beside; alongside.
  • prep. Immediately following or preceding in a sequence; just subsequent or previous.


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  • As he walked toward the kitchen he noticed a framed, sepia-tinted wedding photo on an end table next to the sofa, Rose and his father, Pap.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Ulrika nodded to the edge of the dresser and Corsi followed the gesture with her gaze to see her phaser resting next to a satin-covered jewelry box.


  • In another ad the keyboard for the MTX512 is pictured next to an airbrushed graphic of a Porsche.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • He drove his battered 1985 blue pickup truck up along Scotchman Peak Road, his metal berry pickers and two gallon-size pails rattling in a cardboard box next to him.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Stuey was then living at the Jockey Club, an eleven-story luxury apartment house right next to the Dunes, but he gave Madeline money to buy a condo—“I think it was about $32,000,” she said—and she purchased a little place on Paradise off Harmon.

    One of a Kind

  • Someone from the high-limit table next to them said, “Aw, Stuey, letting a girl beat you.”

    One of a Kind

  • The two steel beams will stand alongside each other in the same configuration as Tower One and Two at Ground Zero on a downtown square along the White River Canal, next to Station 13 and several state buildings, he said.

    Communities seek World Trade Center steel for memorials

  • The monorail had only one other stop, right next to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center entertainment complex.

    The Ark

  • Apartment 4F had the name Ettin next to the buzzer.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Grant was standing next to Ramsey, whose shoulder wound was being dressed before he was transferred to Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis.

    The Ark


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