preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.
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Example sentences from the Web for forby
To be sure there are fords, and a bridge forbye,” quoth Alan; “and of what service, when they are watched?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
There's naebody else stannin' forbye that man Pozzlethaite, and he disna verra weel ken what he is himsel'.
Forbye that I have nobody but myself to look after my reputation, and have been long enough alone with a sedooctive youth.
It wouldna be greatly to my taste; and forbye that, I see reasons against it.
Forbye that they were baith—or they baith seemed—earnest professors and men of comely conversation.