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Definition of "in line" [in line]

  • Suitable or appropriate; keeping with expectations, norms, ideals, or rules. (adjective)
  • Positioned in a straight line. (adjective)
  • Assuming a position in the future. (adjective)
  • One behind another; in a queue (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "in line" in a sentence
  • "A statement on Thursday from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, of which Vicki Kennedy is a co-founder and trustee, said the compound's future use will be in line with what the senator wished for the property."
  • "The pilgrims were standing in line for a ride to Karbala, about 55 miles 90 kilometers south of Baghdad, for celebrations marking the birthday of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the twelfth and so-called hidden imam, who disappeared in the ninth century."
  • "As Sandell stood in line awaiting his turn, panicked workers were screaming to get the boats in the water, even though they were not yet full."