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by the bye

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Also, by the by . Incidentally, in passing, as in By the bye, my wife is coming too , or Exactly where do you live, by the by ? The bye or second by in this term originally meant “a side path,” whence the current sense of “off the track” or “of secondary importance.” [Early 1500s] Also see by the way .

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Example Sentences

By-the-bye, I hope you intend to stay some time, and that you will take up your quarters with me?

I don't think you've grown much, Francie—and oh, by-the-bye, I believe there's a tuck that could be let down.'

One invariable mark of Arab blood, by-the-bye, is a high and graceful carriage of the tail.

By-the-bye, though, I ought to be as much surprised to see you.

She had fought a very desperate and gallant action, which, by-the-bye, I have never seen recorded in any naval history.


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