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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.
  • 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
  • He strode off to the adjacent room, where I could hear him talking on the phone.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • 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)
  • From adjacent streets, I could hear laughter and chatter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • adjacent = nearby
  • 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
  • ...a plane appears from the corner of the screen. It crashes into the adjacent tower, exploding into a fireball that dwarfs any ball of fire that Laila has ever seen.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • adjacent = nearby
  • Although I never had the honor of meeting Samuel W. Westing, for some reason yet unexplained, I was appointed executor of this will found adjacent to the body of the deceased.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • adjacent = near
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • adjacent = next
  • 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 = side-by-side
  • The fire took the adjacent fabric store as well, a secondhand clothing store, a small furniture shop, a bakery.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
adjacent = next door (right beside)

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