By in a sentence

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Definition of By

  • In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with; as, come and sit by me.
  • On; along; in traversing. Compare 5.
  • Near to, while passing; hence, from one to the other side of; past; as, to go by a church.
  • Used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by forty.
  • 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.
  • Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time.
  • Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by.
  • Aside; as, to lay by; to put by.
  • 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.
  • in reserve; not for immediate use
  • so as to pass a given point

How to use by in a sentence. By pronunciation.

By Gilbert Parker BOOK II.
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Thee remembers the man Kimber smitten by thee at the public-house on that day?
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He followed to London the lass kissed by thee, and besought her to return and marry him.
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Because of the hard blows dealt him by thee, I went to make amends.
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After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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By now I had recovered myself, for it was no ghost I saw, but a human being more distraught than was myself.
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I am glad thee did find all he said was true, and that in Damascus thee was able to set a mark by my uncle's grave.
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There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
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Ebn Ezra Bey had gone upon his own business to Fazougli, the tropical Siberia of Egypt, to liberate, by order of Prince Kaid,-and at a high price-a relative banished there.
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He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
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Voices mingled, there was light laughter, little bursts of admiration, then lower tones, and then he was roused by a voice calling.
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David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
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As David moved forward, his mind was embarrassed by many impressions.
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As he walked up the room he suddenly realised this fact, and, for a moment, he thought he had made a mistake; but again he remembered distinctly that the letter said half-past eight, and he wondered now if this had been arranged by the Prince-for what purpose?
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They themselves wore red tarbooshes, as did the Prince; yet all of them knew that the European custom of showing respect was by doffing the hat.
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By the time David had reached the group, the Prince Pasha was ready to receive him.
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Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
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He was now set to see what sort of match this intellect could play, when faced by the inherent contradictions present in all truths or the solutions of all problems.
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Yet I would buy thee to remain here-here at my court; here by my hand which will give thee the labour thou lovest, and will defend thee if defence be needed.
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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Examples of By

Example #1
V. THE WIDER WAY VI.
Example #2
THOU NEVER BILLED A MANY" VII.
Example #3
What think thee has happened?
Example #4
Now, Davy, I must tell of a strange thing.
Example #5
Thee remembers the man Kimber smitten by thee at the public-house on that day?