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Princeton's WordNet

  1. by-and-by(adverb)

    an indefinite time in the future

    "he'll get around to it in the sweet by-and-by"

  2. by and by, later(adverb)

    at some eventual time in the future

    "By and by he'll understand"; "I'll see you later"

    after, subsequently, afterwards, later, afterward, later on

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. by and by

    after a while, hereafter, in the future, some time

    at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instanter, instantly, now, presently, right away, right off, straightway, this instant, without delay

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. by and by

    presently, soon, before long, in a short time

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How to use by and by in a sentence?

  1. Clint Harp:

    I met Chip at a gas station in February or March of 2012 and by October or November, we’re filming a pilot for HGTV.

  2. Alanna McCargo:

    The findings are consistent with what we are seeing in the economic fallout overall, we will see a widening in existing housing disparities by race and by income.

  3. Tryon Edwards:

    To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.

  4. Baland Jalal:

    If you have fear, the activation in fear centers in the brain might mean more likelihood of fully awaking during sleep paralysis, and experiencing the whole thing, and by experiencing it, you would have more fear — and then, you have all these cultural ideas of what it is added as well, and now you are even more scared of it.

  5. Alexandre Gobbi:

    It does almost everything by itself. Reads humidity levels, tells me when to add water and fertilizer and by how much.

Translations for by and by

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  • ar ballIrish
  • על ידי ועל ידיHebrew
  • taihoa, taro ake, tāria te wā, taro kau iho, taihoa akeMāori
  • мир иной, тот свет, постепенноRussian

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