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1 along the way of
  • went by the woods to get to the summer cottage

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2 using the means or agency of
  • try to convince them by reason alone, if possible

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3 close to
  • that house is right by the ocean

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4 in the course of
  • she attends college by day and works at the club by night

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Synonyms of by (Entry 2 of 2)

at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • the library is close by

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The first known use of by was before the 12th century

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“By.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/by. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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