Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A side street.

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  • n. An obscure, private, or secondary street; byroad; byway

Etymologies

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From by- +‎ street.

Examples

  • And Nur al-Din saw a fair bystreet, swept and sprinkled, whereon the zephyr blew and made pleasantness pervade it and the leaves of the trees overshaded it.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Crowd behavior may be understandable in such situations, but it also makes us reflect on this twisting bystreet along the road to freedom.

    Letter from the Gdansk Prison

  • But Conan turned into a narrow bystreet and quickened his pace.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • In a quiet bystreet a German band of five players in faded uniforms and with battered brass instruments was playing to an audience of street arabs and leisurely messenger boys.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Aston's Quay, or to O'Clohissey's in the bystreet.

    Dubliners

  • I felt I ought to rush up and shake them, take them into a bystreet, turn their eyes upon Jupiter, and tell them they must die; but I thought it might spoil the play for them.

    Prose Fancies

  • At home, in a quiet bystreet of a village, the man had been a worthy carpenter, and, even bedevilled as he is, he shows some private virtues.

    In the South Seas

  • It was a spirited sight to see them come leaping fences, tearing around corners, swarming out of every bystreet and alley.

    Those Extraordinary Twins

  • It was a bystreet into which gas had not yet penetrated, and the oil lamps shone red and dull through the fog.

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • In the first bystreet I turned, and asked him what he wanted with me.

    The Woman in White

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