hereabouts

[ heer-uh-bout ]SEE DEFINITION OF hereabouts
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It had no appeal to him, but hereabouts were the tracks of the owner.

I say, sonny; yer hain't seen nothin' of a keow, have yer, here or hereabouts?

It upset all their little notions of what a stranding means, hereabouts.

But hereabouts it is only by special dispensation that one gets them.

"Most every one hereabouts has heard o' me," the old man admitted, mildly.

I cannot even see the pavilion: it must be hereabouts, though,' said the God to himself.

"Why, I just naturally was hereabouts," declared Hen evasively.

"No one hereabouts seems to think there's any danger of that sort," he said.

Is it true, what he says, that he's nor kith nor kin, hereabouts?

Hereabouts the country is more populated and better cultivated.

WORD ORIGIN

"about this, with regard to this matter," c.1200, from here + about. Meaning "in the vicinity, near here" is from early 13c. Hereabouts is from 1590s.

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