abrest

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abrest (side by side)

Adverb[edit]

abrest (comparative more abrest, superlative most abrest)

  1. Simplified spelling of abreast
    • 1885, John McElroy, The Red Acorn[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2010:
      Eleven hundred superb young fellows, marching four abrest, with bayonets fixed …
    • 1982, “Newsletter”, The English Spelling Society, accessed on 2012-09-06:
      Draw a breth for progress, / Tred abrest ahed.
    • 1994 February 28, “Networking Careers On-line”, Network World, volume 11, number 9, IDG, ISSN 0887-7661, page 56: 
      … was designed to provide you with the information you need to keep abrest of current opportunities …
    • 1998, Bernard DeVoto quoting Boit, 1792, The Course of Empire[2], edition Reprint, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 9780395924983:
      This day saw an appearance of a spacious harbour abrest the Ship, haul'd our wind …
    • 2006, Helen Lee, Where in the World?: Stories from Everywhere[3], Review and Herald Pub Assoc, ISBN 9780828018746, page 316:
      He read the words scribbled under the star: "Stand abrest qurtsbolder bring in line with hill … "
    • 2007, Nirali Prakashan, Corporate Planning and Strategic Human Resources Management[4], edition First, ISBN 9789380064147, page 3.8:
      Keeping abrest of technological developments requires a careful assessment …

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, abrest

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From "on brest" or a- +‎ brest

Adverb[edit]

abrest

  1. side by side
    Owt they Comen Al On Abrest. — The History of the Holy Grail, Henry Lovelich, 1450

References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary