Abreast in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Abreast

Side by side, facing forward. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470.)] | (figuratively) Alongside; parallel to. [First attested in the mid 17th century.] | Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]

Short Example Sentence for Abreast

  • 1. He was abreast of the camp before he knew it. 🔊
  • 2. Fifty thousand fools marching five abreast in union. 🔊
  • 3. When she came abreast of him Renouard raised his head. 🔊
  • 4. He must definitely assure himself he was still abreast of it. 🔊
  • 5. The gang drew abreast just as another officer gave tongue to his opinion. 🔊
  • 6. I was keeping abreast of the wagon, in my buckboard, away to the south of it. 🔊
  • 7. Their front door closed behind them just as Cecily came abreast of them. 🔊
  • 8. He resumed his advance, Carnes and the soldiers keeping abreast of him. 🔊
  • 9. Two can ride abreast more comfortably than three, and you and I can talk. 🔊
  • 10. It was Ticonderoga they were now abreast of, the advanced post of the French. 🔊
  • 11. From the mouth of the Sturt, on the coast line, nearly abreast of Mount Lofty. 🔊

How to use Abreast in Sentence?

  • 1. Before long his ears told him that men were almost abreast of him on each side. 🔊
  • 2. It suggests that the army of rural progress shall march with the wings abreast the center. 🔊
  • 3. Almost abreast they rounded the rock, and began the long stretch back to the beach. 🔊
  • 4. Mike was not always abreast of the rustic idea of humor, and now he felt particularly fogged. 🔊
  • 5. Helen halted as she came abreast of the table, and her dancing eyes challenged her sister. 🔊
  • 6. From our vantage point we watched them come abreast and pass us at a distance well within a mile. 🔊
  • 7. Nearly abreast of them the eccentric Fraser stalked along wholly lost in thought. 🔊
  • 8. She ran a few steps, but he could not let her go yet, and in an instant he sprang abreast of her. 🔊
  • 9. The literary work of Lancashire has been abreast of the county industry and scientific life. 🔊
  • 10. Laughingly they gave over the attempt, and Bert dropped back until they were abreast of him. 🔊
  • 11. Just as the Sutherland came abreast of the spot where they were standing, the ensign was dipped. 🔊
  • 12. They will come up with the first flood, so, in three or four hours, they will be abreast of us. 🔊
  • 13. After making a few knots, he came abreast of another British launch that lay further to seaward. 🔊
  • 14. But there was no sign of Cecily till they had come abreast of the Benedict gate. 🔊
  • 15. In a few seconds he was abreast of the riders who had started first, and who were jockeying for a good position. 🔊
  • 16. He went on deck and walked leisurely for'ard till he came abreast of the funnel. 🔊
  • 17. He touched the mustang with the spur, and in a few fierce leaps found himself nearly abreast of the frightened animal he was chasing. 🔊
  • 18. Overland opened the throttle, the machine shot forward, and in a few seconds drew up abreast of the deputy. 🔊
  • 19. The blacks had been watching us from the opposite shore, and as soon as we moved, rose to keep abreast of us. 🔊
  • 20. At noon we were nearly abreast of the eastern headland, or in the centre of the strait to which I have alluded. 🔊
  • 21. You see, we got seen by some idiot, and they sent out the usual four torpedo-boats in line abreast against us. 🔊
  • 22. To get him to lead, place him between you and a fence; keep abreast of his shoulder, and show the stick towards his croupe. 🔊
  • 23. The board had in view certain changes, intended to bring the university abreast with the times, which they hoped would meet his approval. 🔊
  • 24. We can't hold back our graders, and before the line gets abreast of this canon, we've got to know what we can do here. 🔊
  • 25. The king looked straight on, unmoved by the kneeling thousands, but as he came abreast of the balcony, chance made him look upward. 🔊
  • 26. These boats had been brought round while I had been ill, and now lay close inshore, and almost abreast of the stockade. 🔊
  • 27. II Jacobsen watched the canoe across the low reef as it came abreast and passed on to the entrance of the passage. 🔊
  • 28. Just as he endeavored with indefatigable eagerness of mind to keep abreast of scientific research, so he tried to assimilate the poetry of all nations. 🔊
  • 29. It takes its name partly from the Sauk River and partly from the rapids of the Mississippi which lie abreast of the town. 🔊