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  • n. Plural form of bye.


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  • He turns and walks back to his truck, raising his hand silently to acknowledge the good-byes from the assembled.

    Birth, Death & Doves

  • The fantasy scramble known as byes kicked in last week, but Week 5 is the first time this season where a number of owners are desperately scouring the waiver wire for a plug-in play.

    Empty the Bench

  • Whenever I've had the benefit of one of these "byes" I've gotten thoughtful letters in response within a couple of weeks, tops.

    Here's why you haven't heard back-2

  • With a few "byes" and "be back soons," the kids shot out of the windows.

    The Lake House

  • Again, should a ball which the batsman has not touched pass the fielders behind the wicket, the batsmen may make a run or runs, which count to their side as "byes:" should the ball, however, missing his bat, glance from the batsman's leg or other part of his body, and then pass the fielders, the batsmen may make a run or runs, which count to their side as "leg-byes."

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • Occasionally one of the "byes" looked in, but was promptly relegated to the taproom, at a civil distance from the

    My New Curate

  • Morn, noon, and night she prowled about the neighborhood, employing the "byes," so she termed such stray sheep in army blue as a dhrop of Anatole's best would tempt, to carry scrawling notes to Jim, one of which, falling with its postman by the wayside and turned over by the guard to Captain Cram for transmittal, was addressed to Mister

    Waring's Peril

  • During the afternoon, we loitered about amongst the different tents and shantees of the two encampments, and afterwards, at sundown, witnessed the ceremony of measuring out the ground, and erecting the "byes" of goals which were to guide the play.

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

  • Both teams had also received "byes" to make the last four.

    nst online

  • The top 32 teams would get byes, meaning that the only gain for fans would be an extra round of games between teams effectively seeded 9-24 in their respective brackets.

    NBC New York - Top Stories


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  • The longest common word torture. (bye & yes & by & es & ye)

    --Chris Cole, Wordplay (See comment under "Wordplay List".)

    May 25, 2008