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adverb as in near

preposition as in next to

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A step-by-step plan to break from your various technology addictions.

Those snakes attacked unwitting passers-by, or invaded homes and hotels.

Horniness packs side-by-side by with a deeper loneliness along the walls of The Park.

On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac was targeted and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

They logged every incident and released depressing day-by-day accounts of the carnage.

All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."

John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”

The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.

Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.

Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to by, such as: aside, away, through, past, at hand, and beyond.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.