hereabouts


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here·a·bouts

 (hîr′ə-bouts′) also here·a·bout (-bout′)
adv.
In this general vicinity; around here.
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hereabouts

(ˈhɪərəˌbaʊts) or

hereabout

adv
in this region or neighbourhood; near this place
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hereabouts - in this general vicinity; "the people are friendly hereabouts"
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Translations

hereabouts

[ˈhɪərəˌbaʊts] ADVpor aquí (cerca)
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hereabouts

[ˌhɪərəˈbaʊts] advpar ici, dans les parages
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hereabouts

[ˈhɪərəˌbaʊts] advda queste parti
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References in classic literature ?
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware!
Otto Fuchs said he had seen populous dog-towns in the desert where there was no surface water for fifty miles; he insisted that some of the holes must go down to water--nearly two hundred feet, hereabouts. Antonia said she didn't believe it; that the dogs probably lapped up the dew in the early morning, like the rabbits.
"Now I love thee as my brother, my bully blade," said the Tinker, "else I would not tell thee my news; for sly am I, man, and I have in hand a grave undertaking that doth call for all my wits, for I come to seek a bold outlaw that men, hereabouts, call Robin Hood.
There are whales hereabouts! If ye see a white one, split your lungs for him!
"Do you live hereabouts?" Daylight repeated his query.
"Are there many of them hereabouts?" asked Ned, looking back at the swirl left by the saurian.
There is scarcely any one hereabouts that does not put his name in their prayers, morning and night!"
But there is nobody hereabouts to attach her; and she goes so seldom from home."
I have found the country hereabouts remarkably pretty; I have seen Mrs.
I once had it in contemplation to spend a month hereabouts, in sleighing time, for the sake of studying the yeomen of New England, who then elbow each other through the Notch by hundreds, on their way to Portland.
There is a very good living kept for you, I understand, hereabouts."
"If he was out now dere would not be much of us left hereabouts," said Hans, lazily.