Examples of byword in a Sentence
Mom's favorite byword is “You can get more flies with honey than with vinegar”.
nationally, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has become a byword for luxury retailing
Recent Examples of byword from the Web
Where her designs are bywords in stealth, the magical forest–inspired evening celebrations were a riot of Technicolor (and a crowd to match).
At the same time, Angola became a byword for nepotism and corruption, with Dos Santos’s family and allies accumulating massive fortunes while more than half of the population of 27 million continued to languish in poverty.
And the city itself, long a byword for urban despair and decline, is becoming known for things like great restaurants, art, real-estate finds and hipsters fleeing Brooklyn.
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad had just recaptured the city after years of bombing and urban warfare that had made Aleppo a global byword for savagery.
Five decades later, Detroit faced a different dilemma: How to revive a depleted city that had become a byword for urban decay.
Hong Kong’s stock market is becoming a byword for dangerous bubble-blowing.
This is America, land of opportunity, where liberty is the byword, not security.
Along with , it is viewed around the globe, and especially among the world’s Muslims, as a byword for American hypocrisy, brutality, and injustice.
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First Known Use of byword
before 12th century
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