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  1. 1
    used for saying that two things or people are directly next to each other

    The two girls stood side by side.

    We rode side by side through the forest.

  2. 2
    used for talking about two or more groups that live or work next to each other although they are very different

    The two tribes had lived peacefully side by side for centuries.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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