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abreast

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In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
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Etymology

Prefix a- + breast

Pronunciation

Adverb

abreast (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
abreast

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted
  2. Side by side, with breasts in a line; as,
    Quotations
    • Two men could hardly walk abreast. - Macaulay
  3. (nautical) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.
  4. Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.
  5. (obsolete): At the same time; simultaneously
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