piece by piece

adverb

Definition of piece by piece

: by degrees : piecemeal

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Examples of piece by piece in a Sentence

worked out the solution piece by piece
Recent Examples on the Web This is Mousganistan, the imaginary place that the distinctive image-maker has built piece by piece and brick by brick over the past few years. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 6 June 2022 The large barn, believed to have been built shortly before the Civil War, is now being dismantled piece by piece by volunteers Brian Feron, Chet Simmons and Scott Benson. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 23 May 2022 The guns, often made by 3D printers or ordered piece by piece online in do-it-yourself style kits, lack serial numbers that would allow them to be registered and identified. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 19 Apr. 2022 The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office laid out their monthslong, meticulous investigation, piece by piece. CBS News, 2 Apr. 2022 And because paying interest on a loan is forbidden in Islam, the mosque had to be built piece by piece as the group collected enough money. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Bit by bit, piece by piece, tweet by tweet, the wagon to which the Democrats have hitched themselves is becoming a suicide machine. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 Many of today’s young crypto entrepreneurs are itching to tear down the entire technological edifice of the modern world and rebuild it, piece by piece, on the blockchain. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Many of today’s young crypto entrepreneurs are itching to tear down the entire technological edifice of the modern world and rebuild it, piece by piece, on the blockchain. Declan Harty, Fortune, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of piece by piece

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piece by piece was circa 1530

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Dictionary Entries Near piece by piece

piece broker

piece by piece

pièce d'occasion

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Piece by piece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piece%20by%20piece. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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