by day


: during the day : in daylight
She's a student by day and a waitress at night.
The area looks a lot nicer by day.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The recordings are also a bit difficult to decipher, as they are listed by day/time and channel, not by the name of the show. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 1 May 2023 Relax on the white-sand beach and take a dip in the crystal blue water by day, and after dark, explore the city's wild nightlife scene. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 28 Apr. 2023 The embryos developed normally, starting to elongate on day three and developing a beating heart by day eight. Harold Maass, The Week, 28 Apr. 2023 Additional skating hours vary by day, with special times for young children, and 18-and-older skating in the evening. Check the schedule, or buy tickets online, at Sswindler, oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2023 The marlin, which weighs 1,560 pounds, was caught in 1953 by Alfred Glassell, a millionaire oil tycoon, philanthropist by day and adventurer by night. Vicki Salemi, Chron, 18 Mar. 2023 Day by day, the couple faces this challenge head-on, adapting to the disruptions brought on by Augusto’s disease while relying on the affection and sense of humor shared between them. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 16 Feb. 2023 Day by day, the facts started to change, and information was walked back. ABC News, 13 Feb. 2023 Christensen, a chemical engineer by day, has been on his wing crusade for years. Ted Anthony, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Feb. 2023 See More

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“By day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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