by surprise

see take by surprise.


Nearby words

  1. by oneself,
  2. by reason of,
  3. by request,
  4. by rights,
  5. by storm,
  6. by the balls,
  7. by the board,
  8. by the book,
  9. by the bye,
  10. by the day

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Examples from the Web for by surprise

  • Last night--when I thought to take you by-surprise--were you the leader then?

    Sir Mortimer|Mary Johnston