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By — US. [baɪ], UK. [baɪ]

Main meanings:

  1. Near or beside something or someone.
  2. Through the means or actions of.
  3. According to or as stated by.
  4. Before or no later than a specified time.
  5. With the help or support of.
  6. Through a process of, as in “by hand” or “by email.”
  7. In the past, indicating a former occupation or status.


10 simple sentences:

  • I’ll be there by 9 AM.
  • She painted a beautiful picture by the river.
  • By the way, did you hear the news?
  • He earned his degree by working hard.
  • I found the missing key by the door.
  • They traveled by train to the city.
  • The book was written by a famous author.
  • By all means, let’s go to the concert.
  • Can you finish the project by Friday?
  • We can solve this puzzle by working together.


The sentences from movies:

I need you by my side. – Dune (2021)

I live by myself. – Magnolia (1999)

Been done by this morning. – The Revenant (2015)

We live by a code. – John Wick (2014)

I’d be a superstar by now. – Sing (2016)

And I’m not going out there by myself. – I Am Legend (2007)

It’s the young lady sitting by herself. – Zodiac (2007)

Stand by for president’s speech. – Salt (2010)

That’s actually down by three points. – Dont Look Up (2021)

Not by choice. – Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

I was gonna play it by ear. – Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

You look good, by the way. – Venom (2018)

You wanna run that by me in English? – Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Okay, Bud, we’ll go step by step. – Abyss (1989)

Provided by nature. – Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Well, are you traveling by yourself? – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

It’s over there by the baggage loader. – Airplane! (1980)

They should be at our backs by now. – John Carter (2012)

Waiting by an open door. – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

You look like you grow by the minute! – Liar Liar (1997)

I got to stop by my office. – Air (2023)

What do you mean by that? – Suicide Squad (2016)

You cannot go back there by yourself. – Madagascar (2005)

Let the detective by. – Mirrors (2008)

They could be all over it by now. – Oblivion (2013)

Do you want me to come by? – Scary Movie (2000)

We’ll have it ready by 4pm. – Snowden (2016)

By a scientist who you do research for. – Twins (1988)

He thinks the cross is his by birthright. – Uncharted (2022)

Don’t wanna go by myself. – War of the Worlds (2005)

Congratulations, by the way. – Cloverfield (2008)

You come by my shop tomorrow. – You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

We’re so driven by power and profit. – Lucy (2014)

What do you mean by that? – Alice In Wonderland (2010)

You look like you’ve been hit by a bus… – The Gray Man (2022)

You cannot get katana sword by stealing. – Bloodsport (1988)

Raised by scientists, in a bubble. – The Space Between Us (2017)

Uh, by the Spanish Steps. – The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

And by March, we might be number three. – Go (1999)

These folks drive by. – Fargo (1996)

Only by reputation. – L.A. Confidential (1997)