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alongside

[uh-lawng-sahyd, uh-long-] /əˈlɔŋˈsaɪd, əˈlɒŋ-/
adverb
1.
along, by, at, or to the side of something:
We brought the boat alongside.
preposition
2.
beside; by the side of:
The dog ran alongside me all the way.
3.
Informal. alongside of, compared with:
Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all.
Origin of alongside
1700-1710
1700-10; along + side1
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  • Then they took their way under the trees, alongside the little Longchamp rivulet.

  • I told Buck to tow it to the steamer, and we had it alongside in a few moments.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • They had been discovered some time before they got alongside.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • The canoe was alongside directly the steamer came to an anchor.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • His own position was alongside of her, secured in like manner by ends of cordage.

    Overland John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for alongside

alongside

/əˈlɒŋˌsaɪd/
preposition
1.
(often foll by of) along the side of; along beside: alongside the quay
adverb
2.
along the side of some specified thing: come alongside
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Word Origin and History for alongside
adv.

1707, from along + side (n.). A word formed from a phrase. Originally mostly nautical.

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