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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINED UP

By that time the veil was there, and getting thicker, and we lined up on our right sides.

The men were lined up on a level bit, nervous, apprehensive.

It was a long shot, but the Jerry was lined up neatly in his sight.

The carriages were lined up in the street just as they would be outside a theatre.

Boats and scows were lined up for miles along the river shore.

A goodly portion of Dawson was lined up on the bank, saying good-bye.

Then he lined up for Walden, direct, and went into overdrive.

He lined up the yacht again and went into overdrive once more.

We went off to a corner of the field, and lined up two deep.

By this time they were lined up at the foot of the slope and were all ready to break from cover.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to tie with a cord," from line (n.). Meaning "to mark or mark off with lines" is from mid-15c. Sense of "to arrange in a line" is from 1640s; that of "to join a line" is by 1773. To line up "form a line" is attested by 1889, in U.S. football.

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