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Definition of hard by adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hard by

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈbaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈbaɪ//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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very near There was a poor farmer who lived hard by.