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  • verbelapse
  • verbadopt, conform

synonyms for went by

  • exceed
  • flow on
  • make one's way
  • move onward
  • pass
  • proceed
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In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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.
His zeal led him among foreigners as a missionary; after visiting Bohemia, he went among the Poles, by whom he was killed.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Off went the officers again, some distance to the front, and then back again to their men, and got them on a little further.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
This vessel, loaded with supplies, went ashore and was lost; and one hundred and twenty Japanese and three Dutchmen were drowned.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The children possessed themselves of the tent, and Mrs. Pontellier went over to join them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But he put her gently by, saying, "I would rather be here, good Marda;" and went in and locked the door.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
There was a time when Aristide Pujol, in sole charge of an automobile, went gaily scuttering over the roads of France.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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