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Lexicographically close words:
aboundance; abounded; aboundeth; abounding; abounds; aboute; abouten; abouts; above; aboveboard
  1. No scent of printer's ink is more refreshing than that which adheres to the yards of flimsy playbill still hawked about by itinerant vendors.

  2. Don't care a damn" is indicative of about the utmost possible amount of unconcern.

  3. This same starved justice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildness of his youth, and the feats he hath done about Turnbull Street.

  4. Rather, to probe to the depths of some one of the world's stupendous follies, of some one of its golden vanities, that they have thus cast about them with measure and lead-line.

  5. We see her desirous of communicating to her mistress this single expression of gentlemanhood without concerning herself about the more weighty portion of Romeo's message.

  6. Seeing how illimitable is the crop of words, he may even imagine a plague of lies that will fall thick about him like locusts or caterpillars; and then arrives the old expedient.

  7. The notion was simply that the young idlers about town met together to acquire perfection in the arts of bombast and exaggeration.

  8. When, one bitter winter morning, an unhappy Scuffler came shivering out of the debtors' side of the City Prison, they did not beat about the bush and hesitate at receiving him.

  9. The adage that enjoins us to repeat "no scandal about Queen Elizabeth" should dispose us to deal lightly with any verbal excesses committed by the virgin queen.

  10. He goes about his task of persuading and humanising as gaily as a man might set out to laugh at a comedy.

  11. Morose porters bandy it about on quays and landing-stages.

  12. This palace is a rectangle, measuring about 700 ft.

  13. A dwarf wall is frequently found between the piers and columns, about half the height of the shaft.

  14. Mr. Fergusson, on the other hand, suggests that the thick main walls were carried to a height of about 18 or 19 ft.

  15. The exterior of the building, including these columns, was about twice the width of the cella.

  16. In the case of Khorsabad the terrace was made of sun-dried bricks, about 15·7 in.

  17. The date of these erections is frequently very difficult to determine, but the chief authorities generally concur in the opinion that none are found dating earlier than about 250 B.

  18. Whatever uncertainty may rest upon these very remote specimens of pointed architecture, there is little if any about the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, also at Cairo, and built A.

  19. The Walls of such buildings as have come down to us are, it may be well understood, strong, since the most recent of this round-arched series of buildings must be about seven hundred years old.

  20. We refer to tombs found in Lycia, and attributed to about the seventh century B.

  21. The architectural styles of the ancient nations which ruled over the countries of Western Asia watered by the Tigris and the Euphrates, from a period about 2200 B.

  22. These monarchs all belonged to the fourth dynasty, and the most probable date to be assigned to them is about 3000 B.

  23. You say, then, abbé, that this poor young man is about to die, and he wishes to speak to me?

  24. Just as he was about to enter the carriage he saw Master Isnard, the recorder, standing within the embrasure of a door.

  25. I was about to forget, my lord, that Mello signalled the long-boat of Seigneur Erebus, who is coming now to the galley.

  26. This dangerous knave is perhaps wandering about these rocks, and may come and assassinate me at the setting of the moon.

  27. The first had been written by himself, about twenty years before the period of which we now speak.

  28. One, who seemed to be the preceptor of the younger, was about forty-five years old.

  29. About two o'clock, Peyrou was astonished to see Mile, des Anbiez, accompanied by Stephanette.

  30. I did not ask you anything about that, Master Laramée," said Stephanette, with a dry tone.

  31. It is true we agreed to say nothing about it before this cormorant.

  32. Then she sped on again at full-speed to meet the Oceana and the two cruisers, which were about fifty miles behind.

  33. I should say the fortress is about six miles off now.

  34. The friends of the Cause are mine, and I have heard much about you already from Natasha, so that I already seem to know you.

  35. It soared away through the air, and burst with a terrific explosion about fifty feet over the ascending aerostats.

  36. I don't know whether it was the whisky or the cigars, or what it was; but do you know I have been dreaming all sorts of absurd things about battles in the air and dropping explosives on fortresses and turning them into small volcanoes.

  37. The sky was perfectly clear and cloudless, save for a few light clouds that hung about the eastern horizon, and were blazing gold and red in the light of the newly-risen sun.

  38. I should like to hear what they have to say about us, I must confess, but there is something more important to be done, and the sooner we are on the other side of the Atlantic the better.

  39. The projectiles were about two feet long and six inches in diameter, and were, as Arnold told Colston, constructed of papier-mache.

  40. As he spoke he moved the lever beside him about an inch, and instantly the clouds seemed to rise up toward them as the Ariel swept downwards in her flight.

  41. There was no doubt about her nationality.

  42. They descended together to the engine-room, and meanwhile the air-ship sank through the clouds until the lights of Aberdeen lay about a thousand feet below.

  43. He is the only one about here who seems to know anything about the murder; my client, Crouch, didn't, anyhow.

  44. Tavern stoves are often trying ordeals to the wayfarer; the silent listeners with the impassive leather faces and foxlike eyes disconcert him; he knows just what they will say about him when they go out.

  45. It may interest you, sir, to hear about it," and she turned to me again.

  46. That night I added these two gulden (about eighty cents) to Peter's wages.

  47. And we don't care a brass farthing what Uncle Sam says about it, either.

  48. I heard, too, what your friend who has just gone out said about Stedman not being the kind of a man to send to Cuba.

  49. Not a line about his being clean and square and alive and all a man,--just manners!

  50. We both looked on in silence as he slowly wrapped the silk rag around it, winding the ends automatically about the bridge and strings, as he had no doubt done a dozen times before that day in his hunt for a customer.

  51. When he opens his mouth you know all about his ridiculous pretensions.

  52. But the hot metal had about cooked his arm clear to the elbow before he let go.

  53. Yes, about half the time, perhaps three quarters of the time.

  54. There was a great difference, he said, between being in a place and talking about it at a distance.

  55. The moment had arrived in which he was justified in looking about him for means of defence, both for himself and his country, if the King should be so insane as to carry out the purposes which the Prince suspected.

  56. The sovereign assured his sister that her apprehensions about their correspondence was groundless.

  57. This is an obstacle which other men set about removing for them by the manufacture of casks.

  58. What if I could get them to perform the odious act on the frontier which I was about to do myself?

  59. To pay sailors for transporting rough dirt and filthy refuse across the ocean, is about as reasonable as it would be to engage their services, and pay them for pelting the water with pebbles.

  60. So prodigious a demand for manual labor cannot fail to bring about a considerable increase in wages; and pauperism will disappear from the country as if by enchantment.

  61. Thus, it can be seen that the study of languages and the free communication of peoples tend to bring about the supremacy of an opinion opposed to this sort of spoliation.

  62. You seem to be bothered about a very little matter.

  63. With you they have talked about equalizing the conditions of labor.

  64. Declaim as you will about self-sacrifice; that is all pretty enough; but we beg of you, do not at the same time forget to be honest.

  65. Possibly, you may answer that those few pennies which pass thus, without compensation, from my pocket to yours, support a number of people about your chateau, and at the same time assist you in keeping up your establishment.

  66. It is impossible to set about farming it, without previously saving some provisions for my subsistence until the harvest; and I know, by experience, that preparatory labor is indispensable, in order to render present labor productive.

  67. Well, we will say nothing about the modern maxims discovered by the Socialist gentlemen.

  68. For instance, because all the moral life moves so closely about the conscience there has been a tendency to think of the conscience and the moral nature as the same.

  69. To separate--after the manner referred to--the action from the personal moral agent and think of it as physical motion only, makes it no longer the action about whose character we are inquiring.

  70. Sincerity signifies genuineness in the temper and way we relate ourselves to those about us.

  71. There are probably many realities about us of which we can know nothing.

  72. The sense-perception has decisive authority for phenomena about us, the logical faculty for just conclusions from given data, the memory for recall of past experiences, the intuitional reason for axiomatic truths and first principles.

  73. Through all questions about it and objections to its validity, it remains undestroyed and seemingly indestructible.

  74. In these ways extreme idealism and positive materialism join hands in effort to reduce to uncertainty or illusion what our cognitive faculties perceive of reality and truth in both the material and moral systems about us.

  75. In Stoicism (founded by Zeno of Citium, about 308 B.

  76. Much has been written in late years about "the evolution of the moral life," by writers who seek to account for it through the action of merely naturalistic forces in the human constitution and in its physical environment.

  77. The individual's sphere of duty is not simply his own soul, but the broad reach of all his relations to the world about him, in which duties are developed and right conduct is required.

  78. Whirling about in its maddening fun, It plays in its glee with every one.

  79. The judge's face was a study, The strangest you ever saw, As he cleared his throat and murmured Something about the law.

  80. But tell her, when I'm gone, to train the rosebush that I set About the parlor window and the box of mignonette.

  81. Why shouldst thou fill to-day with sorrow About to-morrow.

  82. All are attempts by men of vision to interpret to the men who are not equally endowed with vision, what the invisible world about us and within us has for the enrichment of our lives.

  83. The moon shone over her winding-sheet, There stark she lay on her carven bed: Seven burning tapers about her feet, And seven about her head.

  84. But when Ruth was about twelve, one morning in the busy hay-time, Mrs Hilton was left alone for some hours.

  85. It was only a dream; you know you'd been talking about her to me, and you're feverish with sitting up late.

  86. As far as I can see, it is the best as well as the kindest proposal that could have been made; but I think we must give her a little time to think about it.

  87. Aye, that was it," said Sally; "I thowt about it many a night before I hit on the right way.

  88. She looks very nice and tidy," said Miss Benson, who had an idea that children should not talk or think about beauty.

  89. Dunnot go and leave it about to tempt folks.

  90. Mr and Miss Benson had about thirty or forty pounds coming in annually from a sum which, in happier days, Mr Bradshaw had invested in Canal shares for them.

  91. He did not talk about her much himself, but his eyes sparkled when I told him what enthusiastic letters Polly and Elizabeth wrote about her.

  92. Mr Benson's inquiry about his bonus is perfectly reasonable, at any rate.

  93. PETER [to Akoulína] Go and see about the feeding, will you?

  94. I told you, what d'ye call it, I told you about the orphan lass.

  95. I notice that sometimes he carries it about on him, and sometimes he hides it.

  96. I mean, you twist things your own way, about the lass or about yourself.

  97. Yes, that would be well: but how about the money he has had in advance?

  98. She became loathsome, loathsome to me as soon as mother told me about it.

  99. They're like blind puppies, creeping about and poking their noses into the dung-heap.

  100. Has her head full of folly--why, I know all about it, I know.

  101. Those that are alive have to think about living.

  102. But as you've come about the right business, so with the Lord's help, you'll be grateful to me all your life!

  103. Want a fellow to tell 'em how he larks about with the wenches!

  104. We came to a village, the soldiers began hunting about in the house, when suddenly there's that same little girl lying on the floor, flat on her stomach.

  105. We took her; took her, and began feeding and feeding her, and she got so used to us that we took her with us on the march, and so she went about with us.

  106. But my old woman and I were only wondering about the girl; why has she not come out?

  107. You should have thought about it a year ago.

  108. He is not so much concerned about our Christian fellowship as he is about his fees.

  109. Perhaps it will be as well to send over to Riverbank and get Gunter to do it; he will keep quiet about it.

  110. The thick, tough husk of evil grows about Each soul that lives," I mused, "but doth it kill?

  111. It was a very spacious, low building, about eighty feet long, with many large apartments.

  112. As we were speaking, we observed a crowd of distinguished persons gathered about and following his Highness, as he moved.

  113. I said I should like to tell you some things, such as people commonly never tell, about my early recollections.

  114. After breakfasting on moose-meat, we returned down Pine Stream on our way to Chesuncook Lake, which was about five miles distant.

  115. The Counsellor Bachaumont one day ridiculed insurrectionists, as resembling the boys who played with slings (frondes) about the streets of Paris, but scattered at the first glimpse of a policeman.

  116. After supper, the moon having risen, we proceeded to hunt a mile up this stream, first "carrying" about the falls.

  117. He was about the middle height, Napoleonic in form and bearing, with features of marble paleness, firm, and sharply defined.

  118. It was about an hour after it was shot, and it was swollen with water.

  119. I brought the maps of the district round Richmond, and we spent nearly twice as much time over those, talking about the streams, the roads, the condition of the country, and so forth.

  120. He was never tired of talking about them, or listening to details about the chapels and cloisters of Oxford.

  121. Again, on August 5: "And so you think the papers ought to say more about your husband.

  122. He arose about six o'clock, and first knelt in secret prayer; then he took a cold bath, which was never omitted even in the coldest days of winter.

  123. The sick, those on furlough, and the deserters from the militia, reduce him to about that number.

  124. Federal prisoners, about to be dismissed upon parole, were allowed to see the trains full of soldiers proceeding westward, to count the regiments.

  125. Fremont, who was about to join his column from the Great Kanawha, was called upon to support Banks.

  126. We have reason to believe that this important historical document is about to be printed.

  127. She was living in advanced years, about 1720.

  128. Can any of your readers give me some information about a Cardinal Chalmers,--whether there ever was a cardinal of the name, and where I could find some account of him?

  129. There can be no doubt about the sense of the word after, when we find it in the rubrics of the Post Communion and Commination translated post.

  130. No word has been received about number two since our last report.

  131. I am not trying to throw any air of mystery about this strange disappearance of the Comet, but you remember telling me about seeing that schemer, Vernon, come out of the Hampton Flats in the city?

  132. It was about two o’clock in the afternoon when the adventurers reported on the aero grounds.

  133. Hiram, however, and in fact everybody about the place, were soon immersed in things strictly professional.

  134. Our hero had explained at the camp on the steppe about their proposed race around the world.

  135. Wake up, Elmer, and I’ll tell you both all about it,” announced Dave.

  136. It was about eleven o’clock when Hiram started for the Hampton Flats.

  137. He directed the general to us, knowing about the intended trip around the world.

  138. The others told him about the discovery of Vernon and his summary disappearance.

  139. He seemed about to rush towards the grating in the roof to sound an alarm.

  140. I didn’t tell you about it at Washington, because I was in doubt myself.

  141. I’ve heard something about a warrant for Elmer.

  142. Hiram, moving about the biplane to see that everything was in order.

  143. He was a trader, and lived at Mokiva, about twelve miles distant.

  144. He then went up the hillside about half way.

  145. Her brain was reeling, it seemed, and her senses were benumbed by all the strange happenings about her.

  146. The church is situated on a gently-sloping hill, about a thousand yards due east of the cathedral.

  147. He returned to Rome in 585, and it was near this date that the event occurred which we are now about to narrate.

  148. The thickness of the walls is, on an average, about 2 ft.

  149. There is a similar representation in the church of St. Maria in Cosmedin (about 550), and one of earlier date in a fresco from the cemetery of St. Callixtus.

  150. About the middle of the north wall of the nave is a doorway, 4 ft.

  151. St. Joseph of Arimathea was sent, with twelve companions, to Britain by the Apostle St. Philip (about 63 A.

  152. It is about nine inches long and six wide.

  153. It was taken from the churchyard during the last century, and about thirty years ago was reposing as an ornament in the garden of a Canterbury citizen, but was brought back in 1876, and mounted on a pedestal.

  154. Chaff and dust begin to sparkle, and are clothed about with immortality.

  155. There is a pudency about friendship, as about love, and though fine souls never lose sight of it, yet they do not name it.

  156. Wherever there is failure, there is some giddiness, some superstition about luck, some step omitted, which Nature never pardons.

  157. I seemed, in the height of a tempest, to see men overboard struggling in the waves, and driven about here and there.

  158. It must be that they who pay this homage have said to themselves, On the whole, we don't know about this that you call honesty; a bird in the hand is better.

  159. Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses.

  160. I had proceeded about ten miles, when I fell in with an old French officer.

  161. You are now about to enter those perilous paths which I have trod for years.

  162. So says your friend, Milord Bolingbroke, a person who knows about operas almost as much as I do, which, vanity apart, is saying a great deal.

  163. I turned it into gold, and it was fortunate that I did so soon, as the reader is about to see.

  164. The Regent's mother wrote a letter of sixty-nine pages about it; and the Duchess of Maine boxed the Duke's ears very heartily for not being as clever as herself.

  165. One evening I was engaged to meet a large party at a country-house about forty miles from Paris.

  166. One morning, about a week after my interview with Madame de Balzac, I received a note from her requesting me to visit her that day, and appointing the hour.

  167. But the effect of his promise was disappointed by the sultan's untimely death: amidst the care of the most skilful physicians, he expired of an apoplexy at Akshehr, the Antioch of Pisidia, about nine months after his defeat.

  168. About fifty years afterwards, the same title was granted to the emperor Lewis of Bavaria; and the liberty of Rome was acknowledged by her two sovereigns, who accepted a municipal office in the government of their own metropolis.

  169. Holin, or Caracorum, about six hundred miles to the north-west of Pekin.

  170. About twenty years afterwards, in a wood of the Netherlands, a hermit announced himself as the true Baldwin, the emperor of Constantinople, and lawful sovereign of Flanders.

  171. At the dead of night, about the second watch, he started from his bed, and commanded the instant attendance of his prime vizier.

  172. When the soldan inquired the cause of these rejoicings, and received this intelligence about Rome, he ordered all the havens and cities on the coast to be fortified, and put in a state of defence," p.

  173. His language most clearly proves, that neither the filioque, nor the Athanasian creed were received at Rome about the year 830.

  174. About the end of the thirteenth century, the most powerful branch was composed of an uncle and six bothers, all conspicuous in arms, or in the honors of the church.

  175. It was a bright and beautiful star that has been shedding forth its lovely light these many years in the midst of you; but, though beautiful, it is not to be compared to what we are about to behold in the resurrection.

  176. Think of her now as sleeping with him, and soon about to return with Him.

  177. The most curious spectator dared not question Froda about his partner.

  178. Whilst the two knights sat peacefully together at their repast they felt drawn towards each other and rejoiced when on rising from it, they observed that they were about to follow the same road.

  179. Then again it seemed as if Hildegardis stood by his side in a church, and they were about to receive the marriage-blessing.

  180. The duke seemed about to reply, but she turned haughtily away, and left the bower.

  181. We are one," she sang, as about his hair She twined it, and over her tresses fair.

  182. But I felt a strange weariness, far greater than my fall alone could have caused, and I felt assured at the same time that my lady was about to send me on a far-distant mission.

  183. She pitied her brother also: and, seeing me dejected, she clasped her arms about me, and wet my cheek with a sisterly tear.

  184. She clasped her arms about me, and kissed my cheek again.

  185. When we were alone, she threw her arms about my neck: Ah, madam!

  186. He has, I believe, indeed, had his spies about me; for he seems to know every thing that has befallen me in my absence from Selby House.

  187. She threw her arms about me: I rejoice you are come, said she.

  188. We had some talk about Lord and Lady G----.

  189. One of them is about seven years old; the other about five; very fine children.

  190. They had hinted to me their apprehensions about a piece of water.

  191. Yet I understand, that, notwithstanding all the jack-a-dandies that have been fluttering about you, you are what you were when I lest town.

  192. Make your heart easy, in the first place, about Sir Hargrave.

  193. The day I obtained this liberty for her, she often clasped her arms about me, and laid her face in my bosom; and I could plainly see, it was in gratitude for restoring to her the use of her arms: but she cared not to speak.

  194. I ran to her, and clasped my arms about her.

  195. He had been riding for his health and diversion about the country, ever since his uncle went; and has not been yet at Caermarthen.

  196. Folsi never spoke about the deed, but no fear was found in him, and he was at home the whole winter till Yule was over.

  197. Eyjolf was put out about it, and had never a word to say.

  198. After that he tried his best with Gunnar's adversaries, and brought it about that they were all set at one again.

  199. Karli ran his ship alongside the other side of Gunnar's ship, and hurled a spear athwart the deck, and aimed at him about the waist.

  200. I will not bear her jibes and jeers any longer;" and he was so quarrelsome about this, that he would not be at the feast unless she were driven away.

  201. Then Glum said to Thiostolf, "Go thou up on the fell with my house-carles and see if ye cannot find out anything about the sheep.

  202. Njal and Gunnar met and talked about the battle.

  203. Hrapp told him about himself, and how he had sailed abroad from Iceland.

  204. He stayed there some while and baited their horses, and after that they mounted their horses and rode to Solheim about even, and they were there that night, but the day after they rode to Holt.

  205. Flosi offered him land at Borgarhaven, and now the Easterling holds on with his suit to his host when Flosi was by, and Flosi threw in a helping word, so that the bargain was brought about between them.

  206. She could only murmur something about the watch being very dear to her, because it had belonged to her deceased mother, and that she always wore it round her neck.

  207. In the navy, the pay is still less than in the merchant service, which is the reason why our best men so constantly desert to the American navy, where they obtain, on an average, about twelve dollars a month.

  208. There was no resisting this coaxing; so Charles said he 'would see about it, and talk the matter over with Caroline.

  209. We speedily entered into conversation, and he pointed out to me some of the famous individuals who were doing justice to the Parisian cookery at the various tables around--probably about twenty in all.

  210. The latter seemed the most promising, and was accordingly selected, and followed for about ten minutes, when it, too, came upon the skirts of another wood in the opposite direction.

  211. Supposing him to be the delinquent, I endeavoured to bridle my rising choler as much as possible, while I asked him whether he could tell me anything about the removal of the cross which had once stood in that field.

  212. The object of this certainly was to prevent him, in his despair, from uttering that secret, whatever it was, about which the king was so terribly alarmed.

  213. At length, Bell Combermere wrote to say, they were about returning to town; and Mr Newton declared he could not remain behind.

  214. A sectional party, inimical to our institutions, and odious to our people, is about taking possession of the Federal Government.

  215. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "about" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    about; against; almost; approximately; apropos; around; backward; close; concerning; generally; hard; most; near; nearby; nearly; neighbourhood; nigh; practically; ready; regarding; relation; respecting; roughly; round; roundly; say; some; thereabouts; touching; toward; upon; with; dress; eagle; eclat; embellish; emblazon; embroider; enrich; ermine; escutcheon; exhibition; exhibitionism; field; figure; file; flair; flaunting; flourish; fret; fur; furbish; garland; garnish; grace; helmet; herald; label; lion; lozenge; manifestation; metal; motto; ordinary; ornament; pageant; pageantry; paint; pale; parade; prank; preen; proclaim; promulgate; quarter; quartering; rose; sable; scutcheon; sham; shield; shout; show; spectacle; splash; splurge; thunder; tincture; trim; trumpet; type; unicorn; vaunt; wreath

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    about eight; about eighteen; about eleven; about equal; about fifteen; about fifty; about four; about fourteen; about her; about him; about latitude; about nine; about noon; about right; about seven; about seventy; about six; about sixty; about some; about that; about the same size; about them; about this; about three; about two; about two inches long