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See definition of by-blows on Dictionary.com
  • as inillegitimate child
  • as inlove child

synonyms for by-blows

  • bar sinister
  • bastard
  • bastard child
  • bend sinister
  • by-blow
  • child born without benefit of clergy
  • love child
  • nullius filius
  • out-of-wedlock child
  • whoreson
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How to use by-blows in a sentence

Under so many savage blows, the labouring mountains brought forth Turks.
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All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
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John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Then he goes out, gits into his Pullman section, blows his punkin whistle and departs.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The blows stung, and Black Sheep struck back at random with all the power at his command.
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The merest acquaintance would have said something more emphatic than "I will, thank you; good-by," to such a request.
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