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.]

How to use Abreast in a Sentence?

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

Short Example Sentence for Abreast

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

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