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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.”
Used to indicate the space or movement within an area
“There's enough room in the hall to move about comfortably.”
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.”
In the region of
“Plane Tree Grove is a residential area about a quarter of a mile from the airport.”
In the opposite direction
“Turn about and head back where you came from!”
In circulation
“There is much optimism about at present.”
Denotes a presence or the existence of activity
“There were a lot of people about.”
Relating to or concerning
“Discretion should be exercised when talking about this subject.”
Close to
“The restaurant is somewhere about here.”
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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