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adjective as in lateral

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He joins Donohue in flanking the man as he disappears behind a partition and from camera view.

Inside, the seats were gutted and replaced with benches flanking the walls.

He looped around in the grass, flanking the mine mouth, slow, quiet now, crouching a little.

Activities on stage got projected on giant screens flanking the dais, or on the jumbotron-like rig overhead.

In fact, the true tug only begins when we try to carry the second line and the flanking machine guns.

Passing the flanking line of mesas, Bill pushed his way up a watercourse between two foothills.

Flanking these are sacred figures, which are too small to be attractive at a greater distance than six yards.

Once more we robbed the stone wall, building our two flanking paths of stepping-stones to the other side of the brook.

A considerable effort at ornamentation has been made on the walls flanking the balcony described.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flanking, such as: oblique, crabwise, edgeways, side by side, sidelong, and sideward.

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