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  • Rumnant Patholic, stareotypopticus, no catch all that preachybook, utpiam, tomorrow recover thing even is not, bymeby vampsybobsy tap — panasbullocks topside joss pidginfella Bilkilly – Belkelly say pat — fella, ontesantes, twotime hemhaltshealing, with other words verbigratiagrading from murmurulentous till stridulocelerious in

    Finnegans Wake

  • An 'bymeby, when de waw come, he ups an' he says, 'I's done barberin', 'he says;' I's gwyne to fine my ole mammy, less'n she's dead. '

    A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It

  • "Miss Allie, honey," she said in a wheedling tone, as she rolled up her great eyes at her little mistress, "cyarn you get time to write a letter for me, bymeby?"

    In Blue Creek Cañon

  • So, bymeby, they took to havin 'their meals separate.

    A Christmas Accident and Other Stories

  • "I find her bymeby it is ten o'clock," Billy explained.

    A Double-Barreled Detective Story

  • Well, times are sure changin ', an' bymeby the hosses won't be in it no more.

    The Rover Boys in the Air From College Campus to the Clouds

  • Well, bymeby de years roll on [∧ de] an 'de waw come.

    A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It

  • An [ '] [d] bymeby when de waw come, he ups an' he says, "I's done barberin," he says; "I's gwyne to fine my ole mammy, less'n she's dead."

    A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It

  • And bymeby they got closer and closer, and then they went arm-in-crook, like courting complete -- hok-hok! like courting complete -- hok!

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • But bymeby she roused up, like, and looked around wild, and then she see him, and she made a great cry and snatched him to her breast and hilt him close and kissed him over and over agin; but it took the last po 'strength she had, and so her eyelids begin to close down, and her arms sort o' drooped away and then we see she was gone, po 'creetur.

    The Gilded Age, Part 1.

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  • that is, "by and by"

    December 4, 2006