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adjacent
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Definition very near — often directly beside
  • We stayed in adjacent hotel rooms.
adjacent = side-x-side (very near)
  • The kitchen has an island that is adjacent to the family room.
  • adjacent = very near (sharing a boundary)
  • They expanded the master bedroom and bath by taking over an adjacent bedroom.
  • He strode off to the adjacent room, where I could hear him talking on the phone.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • adjacent = nearby
  • Roaring, the house collapsed; fire gushed everywhere, followed by a flurry of blankets from men on top of the adjacent houses, beating out sparks and burning chunks of wood.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • adjacent = nearby
  • Grasping for support at anything he could reach, Yossarian limped along after him into the corridor and down the adjacent ward to a bed containing a harried young man with pimples and a receding chin.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • adjacent = nearby
  • They climbed down into adjacent holes, and waited for the camp to fall asleep.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • adjacent = nearby (close to each other)
  • This building had once been a single house, but it was constructed adjacent to a market that had subsequently grown past and around it.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • adjacent = next to
  • It was Tariq and Zaman who built the classroom by knocking down the wall between two adjacent rooms.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • adjacent = beside each other
  • Before Roger Chillingworth could answer, they heard the clear, wild laughter of a young child's voice, proceeding from the adjacent burial-ground.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • adjacent = nearby
  • The largest bell of the adjacent Cathedral resounded in the immense empty space of the house.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • adjacent = nearby
  • From adjacent streets, I could hear laughter and chatter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • adjacent = nearby
  • We are adjacent to a huge grassy lot.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • adjacent = nearby
  • Please join us in a few minutes, at one o'clock, when Jenny will perform her newest single, 'Becalmed,' in the Kopf's Cafe, located adjacent to the men's department.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • adjacent = near (probably right beside)
  • They sped off up adjacent aisles; Harry could hear the others' footsteps echoing through the towering piles of junk, of bottles, hats, crates, chairs, books, weapons, broomsticks, bats....
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • adjacent = side-by-side (near each other)
  • The home sat on twelve acres adjacent to Brices Creek, and he'd worked on the wooden fence that lined the other three sides of the property, checking for dry rot or termites,replacing posts when he had to.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • adjacent = nearby
  • Soon a rhythm was established, and it was thereafter rare that more than a few waking hours would pass without contact between them, and they found themselves in those early days of their romance growing hungry, touching each other, but without bodily adjacency, without release.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • adjacency = the quality of being very near to something
  • Whether or not this was true there was no denying that an ever more dense zone of migrants was to be found in Kensington and Chelsea and in the adjacent parks, and around this zone were soldiers and armored vehicles, and above it were drones and helicopters, and inside it were Nadia and Saeed, who had run from war already, and did not know where next to run, and so were waiting, waiting, like so many others.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • adjacent = nearby
  • They met at a cafe near her old building, which still stood, though most of the others close by had changed, and they sat beside one another on two adjacent sides of a small square table, under the sky, and they looked at each other, sympathetic looks, for time had done what time does, but looks of particular recognition, and they watched the young people of this city pass, young people who had no idea how bad things once were, except what they studied in history, which was perhaps as...
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • adjacent = near each other
  • The children are taking their seats, flipping notebooks open, chattering-Aziza is talking to a girl in the adjacent row.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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