by the score

idiom

: in large numbers or amounts
Factories are closing by the score.

Examples of by the score in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the Sockers won Game 2 of the Western Division finals by the score of 5-4 on a triple overtime goal scored by Gabriel Costa, Chihuahua took the series with a 2-1 win in the ensuing 15-minute Knockout Game to advance to the Ron Newman Cup Finals. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2024 The Council approves denser, taller, market-rate housing by the score, and housing costs have climbed dramatically. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2024 Or just to get carried along by the score from Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha as Frodo frolics obliviously on the edge of war. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 San Diego’s main rival, Seattle, owns two championships and eliminated the Legion last June by the score of 43-19. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2023 As the team gathered in left field Friday night following another heartbreaking loss in the Class 3A state championship game, this one by the score of 4-2 to New Prairie, Miller told his players to close their eyes and to imagine that little girl once more. Indystar Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 10 June 2023 The Blazers last defeated the Clippers on March 12, 2019 by the score of 125-104 on the road. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2021 Unfortunately, these good feelings gave way to a brutal Week 11 performance that saw Detroit shut out by a previously struggling Carolina Panthers squad by the score of 20-0. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 As the team gathered in left field Friday night following another heartbreaking loss in the Class 3A state championship game, this one by the score of 4-2 to New Prairie, Miller told his players to close their eyes and to imagine that little girl once more. Indystar Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 10 June 2023

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“By the score.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20score. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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