- taking place each day; daily: a day-by-day account.
Origin of day-by-day
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words for day by dayregularly, often, periodic, constantly, regular, routine, everyday, day-to-day, ordinary, commonplace, common, quotidian, cyclic, circadian, diurnal, daily, steadily
day by day
On each successive day, daily, as in Day by day he's getting better. Percy Bysshe Shelley used this expression, first recorded in 1362, in Adonais (1821): “fear and grief ... consume us day by day.”
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