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The property is zoned for commercial use, but it abuts residential property.
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  • The property is zoned for commercial use, but it abuts residential property.
  • I looked at the little structure, barely as big as my bathroom, abutted against an identical box.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I run along the edge of the road near the woods abutting the west side.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • This careful attention to property rights was perhaps made necessary by the presence of two other wolf families whose lands abutted on ours, although I never discovered any evidence of bickering or disagreements between the owners of the various adjoining estates.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • Munawar’s home abutted a lot in Amman where young men played soccer in the afternoons.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It was two floors high, with a wide, timbered upper deck around the bedrooms, which abutted a tall, stone-walled shower, custom-made for me.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • For loaded B-24s, which needed well over four thousand feet for takeoff, the cropped island runways, often abutted by towering palm trees, were a challenge.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He vanished behind a laburnum, and appeared again clambering over a fence that abutted on the open down.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • On the afternoon of May 15, when the blizzard finally abated, I returned to the southeast face and climbed to the top of a slender ridge that abuts the upper peak like a flying buttress on a Gothic cathedral.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • How can there be abut?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • Meanwhile, Patrick walked into the abutting shower room and glanced out the window.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • This afternoon a carrier’s cart with two men made a call at the empty house whose grounds abut on ours, the house to which, you will remember, the patient twice ran away.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I walked round the corner, saw the City and Suburban Bank abutted on our friend’s premises, and felt that I had solved my problem.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • After a while he abandoned this one as well as being obstructively cynical and decided he quite liked human beings after all, but he always remained desperately worried abut the terrible number of things they didn’t know about.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was not, in appearance, so desirable a habitation as his old quarters: being a mean and badly-furnished apartment, of very limited size; lighted only by one small window in the shelving roof, and abutting on a close and dirty lane.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • In this blind alley there were tolerably low walls which abutted on gardens whose bounds adjoined the immense stretches of waste land.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • What right had the unclean and stupid farmer, whose farm abutted on this sky water, whose shores he has ruthlessly laid bare, to give his name to it?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The doors abutted one another so closely that the rooms behind them could not have been more than ten feet wide.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The prize should preferably be a book abut philosophy for young people.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was a crazy old house with a wharf of its own, abutting on the water when the tide was in, and on the mud when the tide was out, and literally overrun with rats.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The villa and its grounds were made out of a row of peasant dwellings that abutted on the cliff—five small houses had been combined to make the house and four destroyed to make the garden.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Apo, himself a refugee whose ancestral home, Dras, abuts the Gultori, on the Indian side of the border, wandered from tent to tent, taking orders for urgently needed supplies.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Hence to-night the wheat-fields abutting on the two sides of the square formed by Casterbridge town were animated by the gathering hands.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The orange sun was a handsbreadth above the horizon when Saphira sailed through the mouth of the valley and out over the flat, empty grasslands that abutted the Beor Mountains.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He was heading toward the training track, which abutted the main track’s clubhouse turn.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The master bedroom abutted a smaller apartment that stretched back, away from the street.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The ceilings were low, the electricity often shorted out, and the back wall and one side abutted a fence on which alley cats howled at night.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The paddock abutted on this end of the building, and in the paddock she could just discern by the uncertain gray a moving figure approaching the horse that was feeding there.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The back of their cage nearly abutted the train tracks, and on the tracks directly behind them stood an Amtrak train engine.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The sun was so near the ground, and the sward so flat, that the shadows of Clare and Tess would stretch a quarter of a mile ahead of them, like two long fingers pointing afar to where the green alluvial reaches abutted against the sloping sides of the vale.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • After the meal, Georgy was lolling in the cushions of the old window, a large window, with three sides of glass abutting from the gable, and commanding on one side the market-place, where the Elephant is, his mother being busy hard by, when he remarked symptoms of movement at the Major’s house on the other side of the street.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • To dissipate in some trifling measure her abiding sense of the murkiness of human life she went to the "linhay" or lean-to-shed, which formed the root-store of their dwelling and abutted on the fuel-house.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • In the broad, covered corridor—the colonnaded kuthambalam abutting the heart of the temple where the Blue God lived with his flute, the drummers drummed and the dancers danced, their colors turning slowly in the night.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Horan and Murray are still convinced Nathaniel is close to trading his tunnel for an apartment, so much so that they’re holding on to one that has just become available in a residential complex that abuts the back side of the Lamp property.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The cottage that abutted on the churchyard was empty, and no other house stood near.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Its wood had barely weathered, nor that of the new gate and fence abutting.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Far ahead of them, the plain abutted a tall range of hills.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Kartik yanks me up, and we hobble to the stern, where the boat abuts another, smaller vessel behind it.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • It abutted too many subdivisions for it to be a good place to hide, whether you were a person or a body.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • By pushing on the belly he could establish whether a tumor was fixed to the bowel or abutted on the spleen.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • At the far end was a lone standing structure, a derelict tenement with an exposed wall where another building had once abutted.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The window, the narrow end of the desk abutting it, had been covered with a black cloth, in front of which had been hung a cream-colored, open lacework curtain.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Holmes acquired a ticket to a village called Englewood in the town of Lake, a municipality of 200,000 people that abutted Chicago’s southernmost boundary.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Not on the morrow, nor the day after abut soon, whenever Melisandre needs to wake a dragon or raise a wind or work some other spell requiring king’s blood.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • On one side, as far as eye could reach, was a row of terraces, the most remote of which abutted on a dark, rugged mass that they recognized as the hill nearest the town.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The flower-scented breeze and the rumbling of the river persisted long after the valley lay behind and above, but these failed at length in the close air of the huge abutting walls.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • They walked across town, talking weightily of politics, across the Square, down Hatton Avenue, south into Church, and southwesterly along the bending road that ended in the schoolhouse on the abutting hill.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • This scroll, majestic in its severe simplicity, illuminated a little slip of front garden abutting on the thirsty high-road, where a few of the dustiest of leaves hung their dismal heads and led a life of choking.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The Hardwick mill to which they now came consisted of a number of large, red brick buildings, joined by covered passage-ways, abutting on one of those sullen pools Johnnie had noted the night before, the yard enclosed by a tight board fence, so high that the operatives in the first-and second-floor rooms could not see the street.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The note inside said: Dear Harry and Ron, How Abut having tea with me this afternoon ’round six?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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