- conjunctive, speech act, idiomatic Incidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. by the bye; -- used to introduce an incidental or secondary remark or subject.
- n. in passing; apropos; aside; apart from, though connected with, the main object or subject of discourse.
- adv. introducing a different topic; in point of fact
“Did she know by the way her husband looked at Miss Harper that he was in love with her?”
“The merchant undertakes to send them by the way of Rouen through the hands of Mr. Garvey and to have them delivered in London.”
“And so he departed toward Winchester with his fellowship; and so by the way the king lodged in a town called Astolat, that is now in English called Guildford, and there the king lay in the castle.”
“If you come by the way of St. Omers, which is but two posts further, you will see a new & beautiful country.”
“It will have its garden-plots and its parterres elsewhere than on the earth, and gather nuts and berries by the way for its subsistence, or orchard fruits with such heedlessness as berries.”
“His honesty was strongly illustrated by the way he kept his accounts with his law-partner.”
“The Church was no doubt mortally offended by the way in which the Grail stories ignored or abnegated its authority and that of the apostolic succession.”
“SIR, -- Your favor of Aug. 31. came to hand yesterday; and a confidential conveiance offering, by the way of London, avail myself of it to acknolege the receipt.”
“But as the historian Anna Kasten Nelson put it, Eisenhower and his NSC associates unwittinglysupported the conclusions of their critics by the way they responded to the systems detractors.”
“I came across it years ago at a Norfolk country auction and was immediately reminded of the Venus de Milo by the deliberate incompleteness of its form, by the way the sawn-off, imaginary arms turned it into something sculptural.”
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