English Phrase of the Day

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Definitions

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next to
     1. adv. Almost; nearly.
           It is next to impossible to get him to admit it, but he writes very well.
Analysis
next
     1. adj. Following in a sequence.
     2. adj. Being closer to the present location than all other items.
     3. adj. Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).
           The next week is full.
     4. adj. (figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.
to
     1. part. (en-part)
     2. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.

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Example Sentences

Look at the person next to you. 
It's right next to all of the studios, so you never know who is going to show up. 
I would have wanted your statue built next to mine. 
We were saints next to some kids. 
It doesn't matter to you even if someone is rotting right next to you! 

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