alongside of


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alongside of

1. Next to. I parked my car alongside of yours. My dog sleeps alongside of me all night.
2. Together with. We've been neighbors for so long that our kids grew up alongside of each other.
3. In comparison to. When you consider these two options alongside of each other, one is clearly superior.
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alongside of

1. Beside, next to, as in Tom's canoe lay alongside of mine. [Late 1700s]
2. Together with, as in Her children played alongside of mine all summer long. [Late 1700s]
3. Compared to, as in My car doesn't look like much alongside of Dad's. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: alongside, of
References in classic literature ?
They lingered in the hop-fields on the rich bottoms, where Billy scorned to pick hops alongside of Indians, Japanese, and Chinese.
I couldn't work alongside of 'em an hour before I'd be knockin' their blocks off," he explained.
We shall next proceed to show how that government which is peculiarly called a state arises alongside of democracy and oligarchy, and how it ought to be established; and this will at the same time show what are the proper boundaries of both these governments, for we must mark out wherein they differ from one another, and then from both these compose a state of such parts of each of them as will show from whence they were taken.
Then twelve roasted oxen and twelve tons of bread were brought alongside of the ship, and at one sitting the glutton had devoured it all.
And sure enough, when the forty casks of wine containing forty gallons each were brought alongside of the ship, they disappeared down the thirsty comrade's throat in no time; and when they were empty he remarked:
Nick, riding alongside of me, looked down and said, `You still have 6 easier gears you could have been using.