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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.”
Adverb
In the region of
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“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.”
Adverb
Of this
Adverb
In disorderly haste or confusion
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Adverb
In a random, aimless or directionless way or manner
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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.”
Preposition
Relating to or concerning
“Discretion should be exercised when talking about this subject.”
Preposition
At, near or adjacent 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.”
Preposition
Within a section of
Adjective
Denotes a presence, or the existence of, activity
“There were a lot of people about.”
Adjective
Fixing or adhesive
Adjective
Having reached a (usually extreme) condition as to be on the verge of having a given event transpire
Adjective
In circulation
Adjective
Regarding
Adjective
Full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
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Adjective
Only a short distance away or apart in space or time
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Adjective
Towards a position further back
Adjective
In common or general use
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Adjective
Relevant or important with regard to (a subject or matter)
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Conjunction
To the degree that
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