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There is a sentence like this:a cliff that unfortunately happened to lie hard by the road leading from Trurl's place to the nearest train station.
What does the 'hard by' in this sentence means? many thanks.
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very close to; right beside
The cliff is exactly at the edge of the road.
This is a rare usage.
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