lie alongside (someone or something)

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lie alongside (someone or something)

To rest or recline horizontally next to someone or something. There wasn't anywhere else for me to sleep, so I had to lie alongside my friend in the spare bed. I just lay alongside my poor old dog stroking his face as the vet put him to sleep.
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lay something alongside (of something)

to place something next to something else, lengthwise. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please lay the spoon alongside the knife. Find the knife and lay the spoon alongside.
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lay alongside something

[for a ship] to rest afloat next to something. The ship lay alongside a lovely island while a shore party searched for fresh water. Our ship lay alongside the narrow wooden pier.
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lie alongside (of someone or an animal)

to lie next to someone or an animal. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Jimmy came in to lie alongside of his father in bed. The puppy lay alongside its mother.
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Though his mind was firmly made up, during the several days of the Makambo in Sydney, lying alongside the Burns Philp Dock, he saw to every detail of the cleaning up after the last crowd of outgoing passengers, and to every detail of preparation for the next crowd of incoming passengers who had tickets bought for the passage far away to the coral seas and the cannibal isles.
He had been shipped in a hurry in Shanghai, that trip when the second officer brought from home had delayed the ship three hours in port by contriving (in some manner Captain MacWhirr could never understand) to fall overboard into an empty coal-lighter lying alongside, and had to be sent ashore to the hospital with concussion of the brain and a broken limb or two.
Can you imagine waking up every morning, with teary eyes and a fast-beating heart, hoping that the man who promised to stay by you forever would be lying alongside because he promised never to break from you?
She was lying alongside her 35-year-old mother Mary, who was still alive but bleeding heavily from a head wound.
His father, Ioan Jones, found him lying alongside the tractor in an empty silage yard, its engine still running.
Before dawn of May 13 to the morning of May 14, 2019, a JS Hatakaze (Escort Division1: Yokosuka) of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force found that AN SAN 1 (IMO number:7303803), North Korean-flagged tanker, was lying alongside two small vessels of unknown nationality six times in total on the high seas (around 400km southern offshore of Shanghai) in the East China Sea.
It was lying alongside the road, at the foot of a fir tree, near the Leny Falls.
Meanwhile, corpse of an unknown man was found lying alongside the road near Dispensary Mor at Jhang road.The police shifted it to mortuary and started search for tracing out his family.
During patrolling, army jawans of the ROP saw something suspicious lying alongside the highway near Kallar chowk and during a close examination, a bottle filled with a liquid material and a polybag filled with some solid material was found," a release of District Police Office Rajouri said.
On Sunday I went walking in Coed y Wenallt near Rhiwbina and noticed several plastic bags of dog excrement lying alongside the paths.
John Condon can rest in peace knowing that he is as much of a hero as any of the brave men lying alongside him in that foreign field.
A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force plane and ship discovered a( North Korean tanker "lying alongside a small vessel of unknown nationality ...
A doghas been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.
I found the body lying alongside the rivulet," the victim's mother Sulekha Devi told police.
Some boxes were also found lying alongside the explosives.