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keep abreast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v keep abreast keep informed "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
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Quotations

  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

Idioms

Keep abreast - If you keep abreast of things, you stay informed about developments.
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Usage

In literature:

On they went, keeping close behind each other, for there was no room for two to walk abreast.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
No doubt it was a drain on vitality to live abreast of such a man, to keep step with his robustious stride.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
And there are ways of keeping them abreast of the people.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
But lecture tours used to make me despair of keeping abreast of correspondence.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
He displayed similar capacity in administration and in keeping abreast of the times.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
We consequently had to shorten sail to keep abreast of her.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I have said nothing of the time required for keeping abreast of the literature of the day or for cultivating an intellectual specialty.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
She felt the strenuousness of striving to keep abreast of Hattie.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
In material, the great problem of modern days is to keep abreast of the time.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Mrs. Morrison believed in keeping the girls well abreast of the important topics of the moment.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Four of the gunboats steamed up the river, keeping abreast of our widely spread out cavalry.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
Make an effort to keep abreast of the advance guard, which will continue along this road.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Slats will happen along the other side of the street and will keep abreast of you.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Can't expect Colonial institutions, even at the best, to keep abreast of London.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
We were then abreast of the Isle of Wight, and were keeping well away towards France.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
They were all walking abreast, and keeping step, and Dick was in the middle, with Nan beside him.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Peter tried to keep abreast, but the red clay dragged him back.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Mrs. Fridolin continually urged her driver to keep his carriage abreast of the other.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
I was keeping abreast of the wagon, in my buckboard, away to the south of it.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Off to one side a dozen coyotes loafed along, not unlike a dozen loafing dogs, keeping abreast of the buckboard.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

And still they fly, nor now they cry,
But constant fan a second wake,
Unflagging pinions ply and ply,
Abreast their course intent they take;
Their silence marks a stable mood,
They patient keep their eager neighborhood.
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville
Men come to me : one says
'We have given your verses praise,
And we will keep your name abreast of the newer names;
But you must make what accords
With poems that are household words
Your own: write familiar things; to your hundred add a score.'
"Arab Songs" by Padraic Colum

In news:

To help readers keep abreast, USA TODAY's Jarrett Bell analyzes the draft by position.
Keeping abreast of doll -baby trends.
Keep abreast of the latest battles and alliances in the war between technology and music.
Here are some links that will help you understand the issues and keep abreast of the latest developments.
Maranatha 's Salon, Spa and Tanning held a Keep Abreast/Spread the Love event last Thursday to raise money for a new digital mammography machine at Fayette County Hospital.
It is the most powerful federal agency you've never heard of -- and lawmakers from both parties on Thursday vowed to keep abreast of its astonishing growth and rein it in, if necessary.
It will also keep readers abreast of current events and what is just arriving at the Canandaigua Farmer's Market.
We're really interested in keeping you abreast of all news related to 'The Sandlot .
Keeping abreast of the current political and legislative changes at the European Union level is critical for US associations .
Keeping abreast of the current political and legislative changes at the European Union level is critical for US associations.
It's critical that an advisory firm's CCO keep abreast of all regulatory and examination changes, but even more critical for senior management to support the compliance process.
State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says the field of fire investigation is constantly changing, and Dahl has taken steps to keep abreast of those changes.
City of Petersburg Public Works officials, along with Petersburg Road Improvement Project Engineer, Matt McGuan, held the first of several progress meetings Thursday to keep the community abreast of the changes and what residents can expect.
Some notes from around and about the Mirror newsroom to help keep you abreast of what we're doing and what we're trying to do.
Social networking is pretty good for keeping abreast of far-flung friends.
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