I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast
of where I stood I heard a man say, "Stern oars, there!
The warriors on foot came first, in platoons of ten or twelve abreast
; then the horsemen.
Forty paces from him a carriage with four horses harnessed abreast
was driving towards him along the grassy road on which he was walking.
Aware of their danger, they were going all abreast with great speed straight before the wind, rubbing their flanks as closely as so many spans of horses in harness.
Fiercely, but evenly incited by the taunts of the German, the Pequod's three boats now began ranging almost abreast; and, so disposed, momentarily neared him.
We could not see the Acropolis now or the high hill, either, and I wanted to follow the road till we were abreast of them, but the others overruled me, and we toiled laboriously up the stony hill immediately in our front--and from its summit saw another--climbed it and saw another!
Just as the earliest tinges of the dawn flushed the eastern sky and turned the pillared Parthenon to a broken harp hung in the pearly horizon, we closed our thirteenth mile of weary, round-about marching, and emerged upon the sea-shore abreast the ships, with our usual escort of fifteen hundred Piraean dogs howling at our heels.
"Ride by my side, friends, I entreat of you," said the knight, reining in his steed that they might come abreast of him.
Down this, as they came abreast of it, there walked two men, the one a pace or two behind the other.
Buck, on the bank, worried and anxious, kept abreast of the boat, his eyes never off his master.
He discovered the mistake too late, when Thornton was abreast of him and a bare half-dozen strokes away while he was being carried helplessly past.
Whereas if we had only had a little more wind, only a very little more, we might, we should, have been abreast of Liant by this time and increasing our distance from that contaminated shore.
For, as the sun was setting, we had drawn abreast of Cape Liant and dropped it behind us: an ominous re- treating shadow in the last gleams of twilight.
Three big wolves got abreast
of the horses, and the horses went crazy.
He also advised the farmers to keep abreast
of weather forecast regularly before taking up water regime for the crops.