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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abut

abut can be used as a verb

1.This afternoon a carrier's cart with two men made a call at the empty house whose grounds abut on ours, the house to which, you will remember, the patient twice ran away. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.They are antithetical to one another, these roads they directly abut on one another--and it is here, at this gateway, that they come together. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
3.This wall did not abut directly on the Street it formed a deeply retreating niche, concealed by its two corners from two observers who might have been, one in the Rue Polonceau, the other in the Rue Droit-Mur. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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