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synonyms for about

  • around
  • back
  • backward
  • in reverse
  • round
  • almost
  • nearly
  • roughly
  • approximately
  • in general
  • in the ball park
  • in the neighborhood
  • practically
  • pretty nearly
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How to use about in a sentence

These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A few carbine and musket shots, from the knoll and house, soon brought them to a halt, and sent them to the right-about.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
A commotion, a squeal, a thrashing-about near at hand caused both to turn suddenly.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
I've seen the night when Brocken would be tame beside the pandemonium round-about.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
I soon found he was a regular millstone round my neck—particularly when we were on the “walk-about.”
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
He wuz very peart and sassy, and it was take-it-or-leave-it-and-be-plaguey- quick-about-it all the time.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
All kinds of extraordinary incidents befell me whilst on the “walk-about.”
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
He was at this time one of the most conspicuous and most talked-about men in London.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
He was a man-about-town, living, to all appearance, by his wits.
A DIFFICULT PROBLEMANNA KATHARINE GREEN (MRS. CHARLES ROHLFS)
But by six o'clock the much-thought-about brother appeared, his face pleasant enough.
LITTLE FISHERS: AND THEIR NETSPANSY
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