Part of speech:

Side by side.

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Usage examples "abreast":

  1. The lady addressed waited so long before answering that the young couple came abreast of the group, and then she had to wait till they were out of hearing. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  2. Helen halted as she came abreast of the table, and her dancing eyes challenged her sister. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  3. We had five horses, three abreast before, and two behind. - "Rollo in Geneva", Jacob Abbott.