Definitions of by

  1.   in reserve not for immediate use started setting aside money to buy a car put something by for her old age has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day
  2.   so as to pass a given point every hour a train goes past
  3.   minor or subordinate by' is often used in combination a side interest a by or bye effect only a by comment by election bye election a by product by play
  4.   Near
  5.   In the neighborhood of near or next to not far from close to along with as come and sit by me
  6.   On along in traversing Compare 5
  7.   Near to while passing hence from one to the other side of past as to go by a church
  8.   Used in specifying adjacent dimensions as a cabin twenty feet by forty
  9.   Against
  10.   With as means way process etc through means of with aid of through through the act or agency of as a city is destroyed by fire profit is made by commerce to take by force
  11.   Near in the neighborhood present as there was no person by at the time
  12.   Passing near going past past beyond as the procession has gone by a bird flew by
  13.   Aside as to lay by to put by
  14.   Out of the common path aside used in composition giving the meaning of something aside secondary or incidental or collateral matter a thing private or avoiding notice as by line by place by play by street It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now as by business by concernment by design by interest etc
  15.   Out of the common path aside used in composition giving the meaning of something aside secondary or incidental or collateral matter a thing private or avoiding notice as by line by place by play by street
  16.   Next or near to with along over through in on or at past and beyond after
  17.   Near present aside by and by after some time
  18.   At the side of near to through denoting the agent cause means etc
  19.   Near passing near in presence of aside away
  20.   Near to through denoting agency or means
  21.   Near in passing in presence of away
  22.   At hand near
  23.   Beyond past
  24.   Aside apart off up
  25.   Beside past over a course
  26.   Through the agency or help of with
  27.   In accordance with according to
  28.   To the extent of multiplied into
  29.   As a prefix signifying side secondary private
  30.   Near aside away By and by in a short time after presently By the by by the way as a passing remark aside from the main subject By one's self alone To stand by to stand near or to support
  31.   Near with through as author maker cause means according to in the measure or quantity of during not later than
  32.   Near close at hand c
  33.   Sometimes bye as a prefix means concealed quiet out of the direct way private c

Quotes of by

  1. I was blown away by the standing ovation I've had tributes before sure but I don't retain that feeling and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high – Burt Bacharach
  2. He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity and end in loving himself better than all – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  3. Every portal coming into this country is being attacked by those who would harvest information both national security secrets and just the common information of private individuals and private individuals That crime is going on every day on a single entity known as the Internet – Darrell Issa
  4. History had its own way of explaining things The way historians explain things is by telling a story – Donald Kagan
  5. The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past most the time – Kevin Kelly
  6. The existing system will be quickest and most radically overthrown by the annihilation of its exponents Therefore massacres of the enemies of the people must be set in motion – Johann Most
  7. It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them I think that they are a good band – Joanna Newsom
  8. The scientific and scholarly community is marked by the belief that the truth is to be found in all none can claim it as their monopoly – John Charles Polanyi
  9. I am afraid of death scared by it I already don't know whether I exist or not So dying really terrifies me – Stephen Rea
  10. By moving them vertically a representative mean curve could be formed and individual events were then characterized by individual logarithmic differences from the standard curve – Charles Francis Richter
  11. By working hard we could make an average of about $5 a week We would have made more but had to provide our own machines which cost us $45 we paying for them on the installment plan We paid $5 down and $1 a month after that – Rose Schneiderman
  12. One crime has to be concealed by another – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  13. But assuming the same premises to wit that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations the right of property in slaves falls to the ground for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other – William H. Seward
  14. There were a lot of adventure books for boys historical novels by Kenneth Roberts and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth – Peter Straub
  15. Good directors say Here's where the play is They stand by the heart of the matter Some of them stand beside it – Sam Waterston

Usage examples for by

  1. We understand by what we see and we live by what we understand – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  2. “ No said I Good by – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  3. You can do no good by it – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  4. That was the name he went by – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  5. By an' by by all that's bad – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  6. Here we are a sittin' and sittin' and time's goin' by – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. “ I was never here by night before she said – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  8. 16 397 Was that by a merchant in Lerwick ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. And by that time it had been too late – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  10. By the way why didn't you tell me all this when you came last – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  11. What do you mean by more time – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  12. And you're here all by yourself – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  13. You stand by me and you'll get your pay – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  14. What do I mean by that – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. What do you mean by 'we both' ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. What do you mean by time – The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth
  17. What am I to understand by that – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  18. Why not by Holly's ” – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  19. “ I'll have some more money by to morrow – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  20. What do you mean by a 'split' ” – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell

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