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1‘we shall turn to this issue in the next chapter’
following, succeeding, to come, upcoming
2‘a brick wall separated the garden of the next house from ours’
neighbouring, adjacent, adjoining, next-door, bordering, abutting
contiguous, connected, connecting, attached
closest, nearest, proximate
1‘people argued about where to go next’
then, after that, after this, following that, following this, after, afterwards, after that time, later, at a later time, subsequently, at a subsequent time
formal thereafter, thereupon
‘in the case of childless couples, your next of kin are your parents’
closest relative, closest relation, nearest blood relation, nearest blood relative, closest family member
‘instead of offering salvation in the next world, it offers health and longevity in this one’
the hereafter, life after death, the afterlife, the life to come, the afterworld, the beyond
immortality, eternity, heaven, paradise
‘she sat down next to a window’
beside, next door to, alongside, at the side of, by the side of, abreast of, by, adjacent to, cheek by jowl with, side by side with
close to, near, nearest to, neighbouring, adjoining, abutting
connected to, connecting with, contiguous with, attached to
‘the market for ponies is poor and they fetch next to nothing’
very small sum, pittance, trifle, flea-bite, trifling sum, drop in the ocean, insignificant sum, derisory sum, paltry sum
small change, pence
hardly anything, very little, the bare minimum
peanuts, chicken feed, piddling amount, shoestring
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