day by day

Definitions

  • An Ocean Policeman by Day
    An Ocean Policeman by Day
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv day by day gradually and progressively "his health weakened day by day"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in Virginia was largely by water A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in...
Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic...
From Foxe's 'Actes and Monumentes,' printed by John Day, 1576 From Foxe's 'Actes and Monumentes,' printed by John Day, 1576
ULSTER, DAY BY DAY: MONDAY ULSTER, DAY BY DAY: MONDAY
ULSTER DAY BY DAY: THURSDAY ULSTER DAY BY DAY: THURSDAY
"ENCIRCLED ALL DAY BY A WONDERING THRONG." "ENCIRCLED ALL DAY BY A WONDERING THRONG."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965
    • Day by day daily; every day; continually; without intermission of a day. See under By.
    • Day by day each day, each one, each piece, etc., by itself singly or separately; each severally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year
    • Day by day daily
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Quotations

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
  • Henry Ford
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    “I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”
  • Edgar Cayce
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    “For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much -- if he lives and uses that in hand day by day -- shall be full to running over.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “Habit with its iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.”
  • Horace Mann
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    “If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.

Usage

In literature:

I visited in particular one Artillery Brigade, some of whose guns had been saved from capture on the previous day by the cavalry.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
I should see Ruth suffering, pining day by day.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
His Majesty wore a jewelled sword which cost some $50,000, and had been presented to him on the previous day by the Maharajah of Jaipur.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The next day and several days thereafter he was held in prison by order of Colonel de Peyster.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
One of our men got wounded to-day by a shrapnel bullet which followed round the bend of one of his ribs.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Her cares multiplied day by day.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They hunt by day, even during the bright hours of noon.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
From this date, the usual incidents of navigation in these latitudes were repeated day by day.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
We gained a whole day by it anyway.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
To the north, and facing on Union Square, was the Rialto of the day, hedged in by the old Academy of Music and the Union Square Theater.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
By day, he and his brother and sister ground specula; by night he observed the heavens.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Arriving in Townsville in a few days by steamer, we loaded up for the far and, to most Queenslanders, what was then unknown country.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
By this we understand that these kingdoms will have their day, and by succession, after a time, run out.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
His power increased day by day, his name was feared by all, and fortune favoured his deeds.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Day by day I was expecting to receive answers to my prayers.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
The peril grew day by day, and it was time for the Assembly to act.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
And you'll never do that by using up a little more strength every day than you store up the night before.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
From that time Mr. Shubrick assumed the charge of the sick-room, by night and also by day.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
But does the Church to-day by any great works prove a single one of her teachings?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Doggedly day by day, little by little, he was bringing the workmen of the Valley to see his view of the truth.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
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In poetry:

Into the starlight,
Rushing in spray,
Happy at midnight,
Happy by day!
"The Fountain" by James Russell Lowell
But the young grew old and gray,
And never, by night or by day,
In his kingdom of Norroway
Was King Olaf seen again!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXI. -- King Olaf's Deat" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I hate no man, and yet they say
That I must fight and kill;
That I must suffer day by day
To please a master's will.
"The Conscript" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
"Ah, the cloud is dark, and day by day
I am moving thither
I must pass beneath it on my way--
God pity me!--whither?"
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And on I walked, though dark the night,
Nor rose his orb by day;
As one who by a surer guide
Was pointed out the way.
"The Light from Within" by Jones Very
There senseless mortals pray,
And worship at the shrine
Of him who styled "the god of day,"
By heathens deemed divine.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

'Pie Guys' by day, musicians by night: Paying the bills, deliciously.
Here's a day- by-day tracking of Facebook stock since long-awaited IPO.
18-year-old attends school by day, gets Apple scoops by night.
Bears' Knox 'taking it day by day'.
Mom takes work, life day- by-day .
Seth Stohs is a product planner for Marvin Windows & Doors by day, and a Minnesota Twins blogger by night.
The weather is changing day by day this spring.
Despite the obvious day-to-day progress, don't expect to the Festival Square project to be completed by say … next week.
As you grow as a warlord and conquer regions, you can delegate tasks (such as harvesting gold or seeking other warriors or Pokemon) to local representatives so you don't have to oversee the day-by-day of each castle yourself.
Grantsville woman practices law by day and teaches English-style riders by night.
Numb or hopeful, families endure post-Sandy recovery: 'We just take it day by day '.
This is the second of a four-volume set that chronicles the Civil War using letters, diary entries, and other documents, on a day-by-day basis.
Day-by-day holiday TV guide.
Day-by-day on the Disney Dream cruise ship to the Bahamas.
Studio reps said production for Tuesday would be evaluated later today, with decisions being made on a " day-by-day , hour-by-hour" basis.
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In science:

At this preliminary stage, the combined galaxy and absorption data are consistent with the suggestion by Cohen et al. (1996a,b) that this structure and those containing other galaxy peaks are parts of the precursors to present-day superclusters or walls.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Applying the theory of Chevalier and Nadyozhin to the collision of the nonrelativistic ejecta with the circumstellar wind, Tan et al. find a mean expansion velocity of 0 .35c for the first 12 days of this interaction – in excellent agreement with the value 0.3c given by Kulkarni et al. .
Trans-Relativistic Supernovae, Circumstellar Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Supernova 1998bw
To explain what we mean by “simple type system ” and “straightforward im plementation ”, we mention that the development of the Prolog prototype, which we discussed earlier, took two days.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Starting with a very intuitive and physical example we will step by step introduce the language and notation of present day quantum information science.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
We conclude that while the sparse multiple-color data available are unable to provide strong support for the wind model, they do appear to be consistent with the model, provided that the R-band is emitted by fast cooling electrons up to about day 1 or beyond.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
In radio, it was searched for, but not detected (Fox et al. 2003). A stringent upper limit of ∼ 35 µJy was obtained at 8.5 GHz by adding up data between day 8.9 and 25.8.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
For example, we have subtracted from the data before t = 7.5 × 10−3 days (or 11 min) a single power-law with a temporal index α = −1.075 (as predicted in the wind model) that fits well the late time light curve and found that the residual light curve can be fitted by t−2.2 .
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
According to the standard fireball model (see Sari, Piran & Narayan 1998) at >1-2 days from the GRB event, the electron population accelerated by shock mechanisms in a power law energy distribution, is expected to radiate in the so called slow cooling regime.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
The photometric accuracy required to reliably detect a transiting planet in a 3–5 day orbit is considerably higher than that typically necessary for CCD photometry of variable stars, since starlight dims by about 1% for a few hours during each orbital period.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Passing the lightcurves through the algorithm with a period range of between 3 and 4 days and with a fixed duration of 3 hours produces the plots shown in Figure 8, with the location of HD 209458 on each diagram indicated by a 5pointed star.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
The transit model was refined for HD 209458 by allowing the transit duration vary between 2 and 4 hours and expanding the period range to between 2 and 5 days with much higher time resolution.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
This is clear from the periodogram shown in Figure 9 which shows aliases that differ from the real period by 1 cycle per 7 days.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Our preliminary conclusion is that the slight systematic differences seen in Fig. 2 between the phase-averaged theory and all three new measurements may be explained in part by an infrared-brighter, hotter day side.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
M33 has been surveyed by each successive X-ray mission up to the present day.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
The current plan to use the QUEST drift-scan data is to take references a month prior and then one new image taken on each of two search nights separated by two or three days.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
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