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adverb as in in an opposite direction

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adverb as in lying anywhere without order, arrangement

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preposition as in near an amount, quantity

preposition as in near or close to in position

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preposition as in on every side, in every direction


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If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.

Thus far, the most talked-about Green Friday hotspot is Denver dispensary the Grass Station.

A former talked-about, maybe-presidential candidate, Andrew Cuomo now hints at Hillary for president at his own re-election event.

Her book, for example, does not discuss her buzzed-about, scantily clad Maxim photo shoot from last year, and so neither do we.

So when it was revealed he would instead be showing in New York, it quickly became one of the most buzzed-about shows of the week.

These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.

A few carbine and musket shots, from the knoll and house, soon brought them to a halt, and sent them to the right-about.

A commotion, a squeal, a thrashing-about near at hand caused both to turn suddenly.

I've seen the night when Brocken would be tame beside the pandemonium round-about.

I soon found he was a regular millstone round my neck—particularly when we were on the “walk-about.”

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On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to about, such as: around, back, backward, in reverse, and round.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.