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 Meanings and Examples of BY
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by
 ad.  in proximity to, near or at the side of
 ad.  so as to pass a given point
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  I commenced by inuring my body to hardship.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
2  We called each other familiarly by the name of cousin.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
3  "Why, no," I answered, rather surprised by his tone.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
5  They stood side by side examining it.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  Owl-Eyes spoke to me by the gate.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
7  He won it indeed, in great part, by his sorrows.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
8  Not seldom, it had been seen by multitudes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
9  I am by no means assured of his regard for me.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
10  He engaged to be with them by four o'clock.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
11  I am flattered by his commendation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
12  By all the world, rather than by his own heart.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
13  The work of one moment was destroyed by the next.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
14  Elinor would not humour her by farther opposition.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
15  Elinor could not NOW be made unhappy by this behaviour.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  The officer grabbed him by the arm.
17  He grabbed me by the arm.
18  I was stung on the arm by a wasp.
19  Each poster is signed by the artist.
20  We accept provisional bookings by phone.
21  Pay attention not to stop by the gate.
22  She was flattered by his attention.
23  There is easy access by road.
24  A man is known by his friends.
25  They are motivated by a need to achieve.
26  She knelt by the bed and prayed.
27  He is confined to bed by illness.
28  You should make your bed by yourself.
29  The town was isolated by the floods.
30  The rioters were taken away by force.