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[riv-er-bangk] /ˈrɪv ərˌbæŋk/
the slopes bordering a river.
Origin of riverbank
1555-65; river1 + bank1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That night he departed from riverbank and Miss Sue put the saint's five crisp bills in her purse.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • “You meet him at the riverbank Hotel at eight-forty-five,” said Mr. Gubb.

  • The water-ousel plucks moss from the riverbank to build its nest, but is does not improve the moss by plucking it.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • See how the sand in the islands and on the riverbank is cracking!

    The Black Phantom Leo Edward Miller
  • Might I hope ever to hear her say "Yes" to the question that I had asked on the riverbank?

    A Rogue's Life Wilkie Collins

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