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hard by

adverb, preposition uk   literary or old-fashioned us  
very near: The house where he lived as a child is hard by the main plaza.
Translations of “hard by”
in Chinese (Traditional) 很近,非常靠近…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很近,非常靠近…
(Definition of hard by from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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