close by; near.
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How to use forby in a sentence
forby I'll maybe be able to pay him mair than plenty ithers could pay him, an' that is efter a' the point to be maist considered.
An' forby, we dinna ken but what Mysie micht hae been better if she had never been near it, or worse if she had stayed langer.
If I want religion I've a guid richt to hae it; an' forby, if they abolish religion, hoo wad folk do wi' the funerals?
An' forby you maun mind that there are ither folk wha'll be vexed if you dinna get better.
Ye'll jist tak' it wi ye noo, gin it please ye, sirs—and a' the ither things, forby.Morag | Janet Milne Rae
British Dictionary definitions for forby
besides; in addition (to)
obsolete near; nearby
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