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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GETS ALONG

"And he gets along better than any of the rest of us," said Rollo.

When upon the land, it can not walk or run, but it gets along by hops.

"He manages to eat his meals, and gets along as common," she would reply.

"It's remarkable how he gets along with them," said Mr. Bentley, smiling at the scene.

"One gets along like a house on fire," he told Clive triumphantly.

At any rate, I notice he gets along with the wildest broncos.

You should see her when she gets along of some of them small–coals fellows.

I ask Milton always how he gets along, and he tells me he is doing fine.

And now we must see how Jim gets along in gaining the consent of his mother.

Nobody ever gets along ef they 'low 'emselves to be skeered.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "offspring," from get (v.). Meaning "what is got, booty" is from 14c.