It not only enables them to keep abreast of
the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
It kept a-coming, and when it was abreast of me I see there warn't but one man in it.
I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast of where I stood I heard a man say, "Stern oars, there!
There is a guard of sundry horsemen riding abreast of
the tumbrils, and faces are often turned up to some of them, and they are asked some question.
One magnificent evening, the 30th July (that is to say, three weeks after our departure), the frigate was abreast of
Cape Blanc, thirty miles to leeward of the coast of Patagonia.
The docks down the river, abreast of
Woolwich, are imposing by their proportions and the vast scale of the ugliness that forms their surroundings - ugliness so picturesque as to become a delight to the eye.
I opened the bight of Turner's Shipyard, rounded the Solano wharf, and surged along abreast of
the patch of tules and the clustering fishermen's arks where in the old days I had lived and drunk deep.
We could not see the Acropolis now or the high hill, either, and I wanted to follow the road till we were abreast of
them, but the others overruled me, and we toiled laboriously up the stony hill immediately in our front--and from its summit saw another--climbed it and saw another!
"Ride by my side, friends, I entreat of you," said the knight, reining in his steed that they might come abreast of him.
Down this, as they came abreast of it, there walked two men, the one a pace or two behind the other.
Buck, on the bank, worried and anxious, kept abreast of the boat, his eyes never off his master.
He discovered the mistake too late, when Thornton was abreast of him and a bare half-dozen strokes away while he was being carried helplessly past.
Whereas if we had only had a little more wind, only a very little more, we might, we should, have been abreast of Liant by this time and increasing our distance from that contaminated shore.
For, as the sun was setting, we had drawn abreast of Cape Liant and dropped it behind us: an ominous re- treating shadow in the last gleams of twilight.
Three big wolves got abreast of
the horses, and the horses went crazy.