v. border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
Where our estates abut, we must build a fence.
Sentence in Classic:
It was difficult to realise as we looked at the line of fine shops and stately business premises that they really abutted on the other side upon the faded and stagnant square which we had just quitted.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was a crazy old house with a wharf of its own, abutting on the water when the tide was in, and on the mud when the tide was out, and literally overrun with rats.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The pharmacy of the hospital, a small building which had been added to the house, and abutted on the garden, had been transformed into a kitchen and cellar.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
In this blind alley there were tolerably low walls which abutted on gardens whose bounds adjoined the immense stretches of waste land.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
The garden abutted on a solitary, unpaved lane, bordered with brushwood while awaiting the arrival of houses; the garden was separated from it by a hedge.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context