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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEIGHBOR

He did not like his neighbor, Mr. Fish, any too well but there was no way out.

Young Sparrow must either starve or ask his neighbor to help him with a loan.

Casting from us our own faults first, let us cast from us and from him our neighbor's also.

He did not love his neighbor enough to grasp the facts of the case.

Here was her old friend and neighbor asking to take her out for a daylight ride.

This cottage is smaller than its neighbor, and its wooden door is quite black from age.

"I am going down-hill, neighbor," he said, shaking his head.

"Stop, neighbor, stop," she said; and repeated it twice without effect.

These commandments forbid us to covet anything that is our neighbor's.

It commands us to assist and comfort our neighbor in danger and want.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English neahgebur (West Saxon), nehebur (Anglian) "neighbor," from neah "near" (see nigh) + gebur "dweller," related to bur "dwelling" (see bower). Common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon nabur, Middle Dutch naghebuur, Dutch (na)bur, Old High German nahgibur, Middle High German nachgebur, German Nachbar). Good neighbor policy attested by 1937, but good neighbor with reference to U.S. policy toward Latin America was used by 1928 by Herbert Hoover.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NEIGHBOR

abut

verbtouch or be next to something
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.