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Main Entry: by
Synonyms:
abeam, abreast, accommodated to, according to, adapted to, adieu, adjusted to, after, agreeable to, agreeably to, all through, along by, alongside, among, answerable to, around, as to, aside, at, back, beside, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, by way of, bye-bye, conformable to, congruent with, consistent with, farewell, from, good-bye, hereby, herewith, in, in accordance with, in agreement with, in compliance with, in conformity with, in correspondence to, in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in lock-step with, in obedience to, in reserve, in step with, in uniformity with, in virtue of, near, nearby, next to, nigh, on, over, passing by, passing through, per, proper to, round, round about, so long, suitable for, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, to, toward, uniform with, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with
 
Main Entry: abide by
Synonyms:
accede, accept, acclaim, acquiesce, acquiesce in, act up to, adhere to, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, assent, attend to, be faithful to, buy, cheer, comply, comply with, conform to, consent, do justice to, fill, follow, fulfill, give the nod, hail, heed, hold by, hold with, in toto, keep, keep faith with, live up to, make good, meet, nod, nod assent, observe, receive, regard, respect, satisfy, subscribe to, take kindly to, vote for, welcome, yes, yield assent
 
Main Entry: bit by bit
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by degrees, by inches, by inchmeal, by slow degrees, by snatches, degreewise, drop by drop, foot by foot, gradatim, grade by grade, gradually, in detail, in driblets, in installments, in lots, in small doses, in snatches, inch by inch, inchmeal, little by little, part by part, piece by piece, piecemeal, slowly, step by step
 
Main Entry: by all means
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OK, Roger, absolutely, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, and no mistake, as you say, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, aye, certainly, clearly, da, decidedly, decisively, definitely, distinctly, exactly, fine, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain, for sure, forsooth, good, good enough, hear, in truth, indeed, indeedy, ja, just so, mais oui, most assuredly, most certainly, naturally, naturellement, nothing else but, of course, okay, oui, positively, precisely, quite, rather, really, right, righto, sure, sure thing, surely, to a certainty, to be sure, truly, unequivocally, unmistakably, very well, well and good, why yes, yea, yeah, yep, yes, yes indeed, yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree
 
Main Entry: by and by
Synonyms:
after a time, after a while, afterward, afterwards, anon, before long, behind, betimes, by destiny, directly, ere long, fatally, hopefully, imminently, in a moment, in a while, in aftertime, in due course, in due time, in the future, infra, later, latterly, next, predictably, presently, probably, proximo, shortly, soon, subsequently, tomorrow
 
Main Entry: by and large
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all in all, all things considered, almost entirely, altogether, approximately, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, at large, broadly, broadly speaking, chiefly, commonly, effectually, en masse, essentially, generally, generally speaking, in general, in the main, mainly, mostly, normally, on balance, on the whole, ordinarily, overall, predominantly, prevailingly, roughly, roughly speaking, routinely, speaking generally, substantially, usually, virtually
 
Main Entry: by chance
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accidentally, as it chanced, at haphazard, at intervals, at random, by a fluke, by accident, by fits, by good fortune, by hazard, by snatches, capriciously, carelessly, casually, desultorily, erratically, fitfully, for some reason, fortuitously, haphazardly, hit or miss, in snatches, in some way, in spots, incidentally, indiscriminately, irregularly, perchance, promiscuously, randomly, sloppily, somehow, somehow or other, spasmodically, sporadically, unmethodically, unpredictably, unsystematically
 
Main Entry: by choice
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before, by election, by vote, electively, first, freely, gratuitously, in preference, independently, optionally, preferably, rather, rather than, sooner, sooner than, spontaneously, voluntarily, willfully, without coercion
 
Main Entry: by degrees
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bit by bit, by inches, by inchmeal, by slow degrees, by snatches, degreewise, drop by drop, foot by foot, gradatim, grade by grade, gradually, in detail, in driblets, in installments, in lots, in small doses, in snatches, inch by inch, inchmeal, little by little, part by part, piece by piece, piecemeal, slowly, step by step
 
Main Entry: by design
Synonyms:
advisedly, calculatedly, consciously, contemplatedly, deliberately, designedly, in cold blood, intentionally, knowingly, meditatedly, on purpose, pointedly, premeditatedly, purposefully, purposely, purposively, voluntarily, willfully, with full intent, with intent, with malice aforethought, with purpose, wittingly
 
Main Entry: by means of
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by, by dint of, by use of, by virtue of, by way of, helped by, hereby, herewith, in virtue of, on, per, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with
 
Main Entry: by no means
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God forbid, I refuse, I will not, at no hand, au contraire, count me out, far from it, impossible, in no case, in no respect, in no wise, include me out, never, no, no matter what, nohow, not a bit, not a jot, not a speck, not a whit, not an iota, not at all, not likely, not much, not nearly, nothing doing, noway, noways, nowhere near, nowise, on no account, on no condition, quite the contrary, to the contrary, under no circumstances
 
Main Entry: by the way
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a propos, accidental, aimless, apropos, apropos of, by-the-way, by the by, casual, desultory, deviative, digressive, discursive, en passant, episodic, excursive, for example, in passing, incidental, incidentally, loose, maundering, occasional, par exemple, parenthetical, parenthetically, rambling, roving, speaking of, wandering
 
Main Entry: by virtue of
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after, because of, by, by authority of, by dint of, by means of, by reason of, by use of, by way of, considering, due to, hereby, herewith, in consideration of, in view of, in virtue of, on, on account of, owing to, per, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with
 
Main Entry: by way of
Synonyms:
all through, around, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, hereby, herewith, in virtue of, on, over, passing by, passing through, per, round about, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with
 
Main Entry: by-product
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afterbirth, afterclap, aftercrop, aftereffect, afterglow, aftergrowth, afterimage, aftermath, afterpain, aftertaste, consequence, consequent, corollary, derivation, derivative, descendant, development, distillate, effect, event, eventuality, eventuation, fruit, harvest, issue, legacy, logical outcome, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth, placenta, precipitate, product, result, resultant, secundines, sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent, side effect, side issue, spin-off, upshot
 
Main Entry: come by
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accept, acquire, admit, assume, bag, be seized of, call, capture, catch, come in for, come into, come over, contract, corral, derive, derive from, drag down, draw, draw from, drop in, earn, enter into possession, gain, get, harvest, have, have coming in, heir, inherit, look in, look up, make, net, obtain, pop in, procure, pull down, reap, receive, run in, sack, score, secure, see, step in, succeed to, take, take in, take on, take over, win
 
Main Entry: day by day
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again and again, cyclically, daily, day after day, epochally, every day, every hour, frequently, hour by hour, hourly, in time, many a time, many times, many times over, often, on the beat, over and over, periodically, recurrently, repeatedly, rhythmically, seasonally, several times, synchronously, time after time, time and again, times without number, year after year
 
Main Entry: get by
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accomplish, achieve, answer, avail, be equal to, be missed, be so, be such, bear, bring off, bring through, carry off, clear, clear the hurdle, come along, come on, come out, come through, compass, contrive, cop a plea, cop out, cope, crown with success, cut the mustard, do, do it, do the trick, do with, eke out, engineer, escape attention, escape notice, escape one, escape without penalty, fare, fill the bill, fulfill, get along, get along on, get away with, get by on, get off, get off cheap, get on, go along, go around, go at liberty, go free, go on, go scot free, hack it, hold, hold up, just do, keep afloat, make do, make ends meet, make it, make out, make the grade, makeshift, manage, manage somehow, manage with, meet, meet requirements, muddle through, negotiate, not register, pass, pass muster, pull off, put across, put over, put through, qualify, reach, satisfy, scrape along, serve, serve the purpose, shape up, stack up, stagger, stand, stand the test, stand up, stretch, subsist, succeed in, suffice, survive, swing, swing the deal, take it, turn out, turn the trick, win freedom, work, worry along
 
Main Entry: gone by
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ago, antiquated, antique, back, back when, backward, blown over, by, bygone, bypast, dated, dead, dead and buried, deceased, defunct, departed, disused, elapsed, expired, extinct, finished, forgotten, gone-by, gone, gone glimmering, gone out, has-been, into the past, irrecoverable, lapsed, no more, obsolete, out, out of style, out of use, outworn, over, passe, passed, passed away, past, reminiscently, retroactively, retrospectively, run out, since, vanished, wound up
 
Main Entry: hold by
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abide by, act up to, adhere to, attend to, be faithful to, comply with, conform to, do justice to, fill, follow, fulfill, heed, keep, keep faith with, live up to, make good, meet, observe, regard, respect, satisfy
 
Main Entry: lay by
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abandon, adjourn, aestivate, arrange for, assign, cede, conserve, continue, decree, defer, define, delay, drag out, extend, forearm, give up, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have nothing on, head to wind, hibernate, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, husband, impose, keep, keep back, keep by one, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep on hand, lay aside, lay away, lay in, lay off, lay over, lay to, lay up, leave, lie ahull, lie by, lie dormant, lie fallow, lie idle, lie off, lie to, lie up, look out for, make provision for, make sure against, ordain, pigeonhole, postpone, prepare for, prescribe, preserve, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, provide against, provide for, push aside, put apart, put aside, put away, put by, put in mothballs, put off, put on ice, recess, reserve, resign, retain, ride at anchor, salt away, save, save up, set, set apart, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sideline, sleep on, spare, stand over, stave off, stay, store, stow, stretch out, surrender, suspend, table, table the motion, take a recess, waive, withhold, yield
 
Main Entry: lead by the nose
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affect, bend, bestride, bias, color, dictate, dispose, dominate, have subject, have the ascendancy, hypnotize, incline, induce, influence, lead, make putty of, master, mesmerize, move, persuade, play first fiddle, predispose, predominate, preponderate, prevail, prompt, rule the roost, soften up, sway, take the lead, tinge, tone, twist, wear down, wear the pants, weigh with, work
 
Main Entry: little by little
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bit by bit, by degrees, by inches, by inchmeal, by slow degrees, by snatches, degreewise, drop by drop, foot by foot, gradatim, grade by grade, gradually, in detail, in driblets, in installments, in lots, in small doses, in snatches, inch by inch, inchmeal, part by part, piece by piece, piecemeal, slowly, step by step
 
Main Entry: one by one
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adrift, alone, apart, apart from, apiece, aside from, asunder, away from, by itself, each, each to each, in the abstract, in the singular, in twain, in two, independently, individually, once, particularly, per annum, per capita, per se, piecemeal, respectively, separately, severally, single-handedly, singly, singularly
 
Main Entry: pass by
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abjure, advance, be blind to, be caught out, be inattentive, be unwary, bestride, blink at, brush aside, bypass, chuck, chuck out, connive at, contemn, continue, contradict, cross, cut, cut dead, decline, deny, despise, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, disregard, elapse, endure, except, exclude, expire, fail, flit, flow, flow on, fly, ford, forget, forswear, get ahead of, give no heed, give the go-by, glide, go across, go by, go on, hear nothing, ignore, lapse, last, let pass, look right through, make light of, make little of, miss, neglect, not attend, not heed, not listen, not notice, omit, overlook, overpass, overstride, pass, pass over, pass up, pay no attention, pay no mind, pooh-pooh, press on, proceed, push aside, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to consider, refuse to recognize, reject, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, scout, see nothing, shoot ahead of, shove away, slide, slight, slip, spurn, step over, straddle, think little of, throw away, throw out, turn away, turn out, waive, wink at
 
Main Entry: passing by
Synonyms:
abjuration, abjurement, all through, around, by, by way of, chucking, chucking out, contempt, contradiction, declination, declining, denial, despisal, despising, disapproval, discard, disclamation, discounting, dismissal, disownment, disregard, exception, exclusion, ignoring, nonacceptance, nonapproval, nonconsideration, over, passing through, putting away, putting out, rebuff, recantation, refusal, rejection, renouncement, repudiation, repulse, round about, scouting, spurning, through, throwing out, turning out, via
 
Main Entry: play by ear
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accompany, ad-lib, be caught napping, be surprised, be taken unawares, be unprepared, chord, concertize, cook up, dash off, do, do offhand, execute, extemporize, fake, go off half-cocked, have no plan, improvisate, improvise, interpret, jury-rig, knock off, lash up, make music, make up, perform, play, render, scrap the plan, strike off, symphonize, throw off, throw together, toss off, toss out, vamp, whip up, whomp up, wing it
 
Main Entry: profit by
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benefit from, capitalize on, carpe diem, cash in, cash in on, exploit, improve, improve the occasion, make capital of, make hay, not be behindhand, put to advantage, seize the day, take advantage of, trade on, turn to account, turn to profit, turn to use, use to advantage
 
Main Entry: squeak by
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Main Entry: stand by
Synonyms:
abut, abut on, adjoin, advocate, around, aye, back, back up, be contiguous, be in contact, be prepared, be ready, border, border on, butt, champion, clasp, cling to, conjoin, connect, defend, flank, follow close upon, get behind, get in behind, go with, guard, guard against, hang about, hover over, huddle, hug, hug the shore, join, keep close to, lie by, march with, neighbor, protect, run interference for, safeguard, screen, second, secure, shield, side with, stand back of, stand behind, stand ready, stay inshore, stay near, stick by, stick up for, tailgate, take sides with, verge upon
 
Main Entry: step by step
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bit by bit, by degrees, by inches, by inchmeal, by slow degrees, by stages, consecutively, degreewise, drop by drop, gradatim, grade by grade, gradually, hand running, hierarchically, in Indian file, in a chain, in a line, in a row, in a series, in column, in file, in order, in sequence, in series, in single file, in succession, in turn, inch by inch, inchmeal, little by little, progressively, running, sequentially, serially, seriatim, slowly, successively, turn about
 
Main Entry: take by storm
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abduct, board, breeze, carry by storm, carry off, escalade, foray, inroad, inundate, invade, kidnap, make a raid, make an inroad, overwhelm, raid, romp home, scale, scale the walls, shanghai, storm, throttle, walk off with, walk over, waltz off with, win going away, win hands down