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Synonyms for by

through

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  • through
  • via
  • with the help of
  • by virtue of
  • with the aid of
  • under the aegis of
  • through the agency of

via

near

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before

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by and by

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by yourself: alone

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by yourself: without help

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so as to pass a given point

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in reserve

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Women can't go forth on the high roads and by- ways to pick up a living even when dignity, independence, or existence itself are at stake.
Exactly so," said the master, innocent of the allusion and by- play.
When the sun rose, it shone into handsome apartments filled with armed men; the furniture hastily heaped away in corners, and made of little or no account, in the terror of the time--on arms glittering in city chambers, among desks and stools, and dusty books--into little smoky churchyards in odd lanes and by- ways, with soldiers lying down among the tombs, or lounging under the shade of the one old tree, and their pile of muskets sparkling in the light--on solitary sentries pacing up and down in courtyards, silent now, but yesterday resounding with the din and hum of business--everywhere on guard-rooms, garrisons, and threatening preparations.
By- and-by, she said, breaking a long and patient silence:
It seemed as though we had been forgotten by the world, belonged to nobody, would get nowhere; it seemed that, as if bewitched, we would have to live for ever and ever in that inner harbor, a derision and a by- word to generations of long-shore loafers and dishonest boatmen.