from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Business aside from the main business.
- n. Something secondary or subordinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Business aside from the main business; something quite secondary or subordinate.
Religion to most men is but a by-business, with which they use to fill up spare hours; or as a stalking-horse, which is used to catch the game.
The idea is to create incentives, not issue regulations, and in so doing win the support of-or least fail to be opposed by-business groups like the U.S.
Together with letters and by-business, it will be a good day's work.
They resolved to make a business, not a by-business of conversing with Christ.
That we must make it our business, and not a by-business, as the merchant bestows the main of his thoughts and time upon his merchandise.
Many Christians live and do in this world, as if religion were but a by-business, and this world the one thing necessary; when indeed all the things of this world are but things by the by; and religion only the one thing needful (Luke