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  • v. to pay a visit briefly


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  • But on the way we have to stop by the Harbor Lights Funeral Home.

    I. O. U.

  • Vince Hernandez used to stop by in episodic bursts, making several visits one week, then vanishing for months.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • At some point my name must have made it up the channels, because when Marilyn Quayle decided to stop by the swing county of Bergen for a fund-raiser and her people wanted a crowd of a hundred supporters to receive her at the airport, who did they call?

    How to Rig an Election

  • He would sprawl in the grass, paying little mind to the closely shorn blades prickling the back of his neck as he looked skyward and hoped that maybe this would be the night that the captain of a Vulcan science ship or a curious Pygorian trader would stop by for a visit.

    Miracle Workers

  • I want to stop by the newspaper to talk to Sam Hayes, Jr.

    I. O. U.

  • I love a long day when the night promises nothing more than silence, solitude, music, lamplight, the time broken by maybe half an hour on Gaydar to see if there is anyone new, or even anyone familiar, in the city centre who might stop by for what they call sex with no strings attached.

    The Empty Family

  • A friendly, winsome young woman, Gail C. would stop by my laboratory about every two weeks when I was a graduate student in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid-1970s.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • According to fellow NASA test pilot Bruce Peterson, I would give him a ride, and he would want to stop by the cemetery.

    First Man

  • I can stop by your house later this evening and bring you some dinner, Deacon Peters.

    A Love So Deep

  • On the porch, she asked Esco and Sally to stop by if they were out in their buggy and found themselves near Black Cove.

    Cold Mountain


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