next door

[ adverb neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst-; adjective neks-dawr, -dohr, nekst- ]SEE DEFINITION OF next door
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I've got to go to the trunk-room for her at this hour, and it next door to the mortuary!

Next door to where I board there's a dog that goes on shift as regular as a policeman.

Next door to her is a child we have prayed for for three years.

She was cryin', or next door to it, and I wanted to comfort her.

Why, I was next door to starvin' when I got in here tonight.

Captain Kendrick, our next door neighbor, has run in for a little call.

Ruth Bellenden's married to a foreigner who's next door to a madman.

We had what was next door to a real quarrel after dinner to-day.

His bed was in an attic, next door to his big cousin Marten's room.

So it is exceedingly convenient to have my cousin Julia next door.

WORD ORIGIN

also nextdoor, 1570s, from noun phrase next door "nearest house" (late 15c.), from next + door. Noun meaning "the people living next door" is from 1855.

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