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Adverb
Used to express one's presence in a given place or location
“I didn't know specifically where he was, but the clanking noise suggested that he was about.”
Adverb
Used to indicate the space or movement within an area
“There's enough room in the hall to move about comfortably.”
Preposition
Used to indicate the space or movement around or encircling a particular area
“He paused to look about himself for a moment, trying to get his bearings.”
Adverb
In the region of
“Plane Tree Grove is a residential area about a quarter of a mile from the airport.”
Adverb
In the opposite direction
“Turn about and head back where you came from!”
Adverb
In circulation
“There is much optimism about at present.”
Adjective
Denotes a presence or the existence of activity
“There were a lot of people about.”
Preposition
Relating to or concerning
“Discretion should be exercised when talking about this subject.”
Preposition
Close to
“The restaurant is somewhere about here.”
Preposition
In the middle of or preoccupied with
“While I am about it, I have a few questions to raise with you.”
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