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synonyms for getting by

  • cope
  • get along
  • get on
  • prosper
  • subsist
  • thrive
  • contrive
  • do
  • do well enough
  • exist
  • fare
  • flourish
  • make ends meet
  • make out
  • muddle through
  • shift
  • succeed

antonyms for getting by

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  • fail
  • lose
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All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
I was right, so it seems, about getting ashore before the enemy could see to shoot out to sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
When it was too late, I could think of half a dozen ways we might have avoided getting held up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
No doubt these very batteries are now getting back into concealed positions where our ships' guns will not be able to find them.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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
Each seems satisfied with the way his own branch is getting on: Winter is the quicker worker.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
I'm getting rather bored, you know, Georgie, with the fuss people make in town.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
"But I don't see what you can shoot with it," said Davy, feeling that he was somehow getting the worst of the argument.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
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