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Adverb
Nearby or within reach
“My loyal dog sat by as we waited.”
Adverb
So as to go past
“A cat flashed by across the footpath.”
Adverb
Away or to one side
“The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.”
Adverb
(of time or event, also as preposition) During an entire period
Adverb
Next to
Adverb
At, on, in or to a higher place
Preposition
After a passive verb
“The project was successfully completed by the hard work of the team.”
Preposition
Indicating the location of a physical object beside a place or object
“My nightlight was by the bed.”
Preposition
Indicating a deadline or the end of a particular time period
“Make sure you are home by midnight.”
Preposition
Past and beyond
“We drove by the library earlier today.”
Preposition
In accord with one's judgment or disposition
“Whatever you decide is fine by me.”
Preposition
During the course of
“She attends school by day and works as a bartender by night.”
Preposition
As a result of
Preposition
Expressing agency
Preposition
Located close to
Preposition
During the course of
Preposition
Related to, or having to do with
Preposition
In keeping with given expectations, norms, ideals, or rules
Adjective
Next to or adjoining something else
Adjective
Only a short distance away or apart in space or time
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