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Next to, near to and not far away

next to

beside or very near to someone or something with no other person or thing in between

near

adjective, adverb, preposition

close to someone or something

close

adjective

only a short distance away, or separated by only a short distance

beside

preposition

at the side of someone or something and close to them

nearby

adjective

a nearby place is not far away

nearby

adverb

not far from where you are

next door

adjective, adverb

in the building, room, or position next to yours, or next to another

united

adjective

joined together

alongside

adverb, preposition

along the side of something, or close to the side of it

attached

adjective

joined or fixed to something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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