hard (adv.)
close, near
1H4 II.ii.74[Poins to Prince Hal] Here, hard by
3H6 I.ii.51[Messenger to York, of the Queen] She is hard by with twenty thousand men
AYL III.v.75[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius] If you will know my house, / 'Tis at the tuft of olives here hard by
E3 III.iii.13[Artois to King Edward] the Prince is hard at hand
KL III.ii.61[disguised Kent to Lear] hard by here is a hovel
MW III.iii.9[Mistress Ford to John and Robert] be ready here hard by in the brew-house
MW IV.ii.103[Mistress Ford to John and Robert] Your master is hard at door
MW IV.ii.36[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford, in answer to 'How near is he ... ?'] Hard by, at street end
TN I.iii.102[Sir Andrew to Sir Toby, of Olivia] the Count himself, here hard by, woos her
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