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Synonyms of by in English:


  • 1 he was arrested by the police I broke it by forcing the lid
    through the agency of, by means of, under the aegis of, using, utilizing, employing, with the help of, with the aid of, as a result of, because of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of, via, through
  • 2 please be there by midday
    no later than, in good time for, at, before
  • 3 the house by the lake
    next to, beside, next door to, alongside, by/at the side of, abreast of, adjacent to, cheek by jowl with, side by side with;
    connected to, connecting with, contiguous with, attached to
  • 4 go by the building
    past, in front of, beyond
  • 5 anything you do is all right by me
    according to, with, as far as … is concerned, concerning
  • Phrases

    by all means
    take your grandmother to see it by all means but she might not thank you for it!
    certainly, indeed, of course, definitely, without (a) doubt, without question, unquestionably;
    by and large
    by and large, all of the chapters follow the same format
    usually, typically, commonly
    by oneself
  • 1 reading by oneself was encouraged only when it was raining
  • 2 there is no possibility of creating anything either by oneself or in conjunction with others
    unaided, unassisted, without help, without assistance, by one's own efforts, under one's own steam, independently, single-handed(ly), solo, on one's own, alone, all alone, off one's own bat, on one's own initiative
  • adverb

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  • people hurried by
    past, on, along, beyond
  • Phrases

    by and by
    by and by you will learn the ropes
    eventually, ultimately, finally, in the end, as time goes on/by, one day, some day, sooner or later, in time, in a while, after a bit, in the long run, in the fullness of time, at a later time, at a later date, at length, at a future time/date, at some point in the future, in the future, in time to come, in due course
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