fornenst or for·nent [fer-nenst] Examples preposition Midland U.S. and British Dialect.

  1. next to; near to: They walked fornenst one another down the sidewalk.
  2. against; facing; opposite.

Examples from the Web for fornenst Historical Examples of fornenst

  • You wouldn’t do behind his back what you’d be afraid to do fornenst his face, would you?

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • And when the north is fornenst you, as you say, is the east on your right or your left hand?

    Stories of Comedy


  • Fornent, fornenst, forenenst; opposite: he and I sat fornenst each other in the carriage.

    English As We Speak It in Ireland

    P. W. Joyce

  • I will show that are proposition is unconstitutionable, inlegal, and fornenst the compact.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918


  • British Dictionary definitions for fornenst fornenst preposition

    1. Scot and Northeast English dialect situated against or facing towards

    Word Origin for fornenst from Scottish, from fore 1 + anenst a variant of archaic anent

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