Go-by

Definitions

  • "DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG."
    "DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Go-by A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the go-by . "Some songs to which we have given the go-by ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks)
    • n go-by An evasion; an escape by artifice.
    • n go-by A passing without notice; an intentional disregard, evasion, or avoidance: in the phrase to give or get the go-by.
    • n go-by The act of passing by or ahead in motion.
    • n go-by The second turn made by a hare in crossing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate Timeline:1824: John Cadbury, an English Quaker, begins roasting and grinding chocolate beans to sell in his tea and coffee shop. In 1842 Cadbury's Chocolate Company in England creates the first chocolate bar. 1875: A Swiss chocolate maker, Daniel Peter, mixes Henri Nestle's condensed milk with chocolate and the two men found a company to manufacture the first milk chocolate. 1894: Milton Hershey adds a line of chocolate to his caramel manufacturing business. Soon he invents the Hershey Bar by experimenting with milk chocolate. Hershey's Cocoa appears next. 1896: Leonard Hershfield invents the Tootsie Roll, named after his daughter. 1897: Brownies are first mentioned in print, listed for sale in the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. 1940: The Mars company invents M&M's for soldiers going to World War II.
    • Go-by escape by artifice: evasion: any intentional disregard: in coursing, the act of passing by or ahead in motion
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Quotations

  • Kenneth Kaunda
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    “When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.”
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
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    “One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.”

Idioms

Go by the board - When something has gone by the board, it no longer exists or an opportunity has been lost.
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Go by the boards - If something goes by the boards, it fails to get approved or accepted.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Dove paused for a moment, and then decided that she would let the question in dispute go by for the present.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
He had not said a word of this to Marion Kent that afternoon, when she had stopped him at her window, going by.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The two former go by water, the latter by land.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If he fails us by fair means, we must seize canoes and go by force.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Did not the Pilgrims go by in bands, until death struck down its victims here and there?
"Sunrise" by William Black
If you don't agree to go with me, and agree shortly, I shall go by myself.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
I have just finished a letter to Alick to go by a steamer to-day.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
A young woman will go by her feelings.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Of course, if he thinks any other way will be better, we shall go by that.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
When us got free, he 'sisted on Adamson was de name us would go by.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Lilia.
Men would point, and say:
There go the monk and his wife; if they, in truth,
Called me not by a harder name than that.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
These still remain, but we, alas,
Who watch the changes day by day—
This doom is on us that we pass,
We only go a little way.
"The Hills Remain" by Alexander Anderson
Then if she, the love of my bosom
Did laugh as she stood by my door,
O Fd rise then and draw her in to me,
With kisses go leor!
"Girls Spinning" by Padraic Colum
One by one the sands are flowing,
One by one the moments fall:
Some are coming, some are going;
Do not strive to grasp them all.
"One" by Adelaide Anne Procter
Wandering by the streamlet flowing
Where we played in hours of glee,
Hear its murmurs coming, going,
Tell of joys that used to be.
"Musings" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
O harp, with whom my childhood played,
Within that verdant dell,
O'erbower'd by boughs of grateful shade,
I go--Farewell! farewell!
"To My Lyre" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Spaziani let go by Boston College.
Taking the time to watch a strange world go by.
Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Expect more nighttime college football games as the years go by.
'Days Go By,' and for the Offspring it's been a pretty good time.
Go by scent and feel rather than look.
Due in stores on June 26, the Offspring's latest album 'Days Go By' is now streaming in full at RollingStone.com.
The Offspring have a new CD coming out June 26th, called Days Go By'.
It's Saturday and there is nothing like sitting on a bench and watching the world go by, even if you are a frog.
The Keith Urban song "Days Go By" was used to wake up the crew of Atlantis Sunday night according to the NASA twitter.
After a nippy start, the weekend's weather should be delightful around Syracuse, going by the National Weather Service forecast.
Most people know by now that going for a hike or going to the pool require sunscreen.
View full size The Oregonian "One Last Thing Before I Go" by Jonathan Tropper.
"We don't have much of a guide to go by," he said, noting that some offers have ranged up to $12,000 to $14,000 per acre.
Watch the boats go by in Naples .
So months go by, then the Tony nominations come out.
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In science:

Thus, some of these paths must go out of Dn after entering, but they can do it only by passing through γn , which entails that strict ancestors in Tn will be at distance o(n1/4 ), and this is prohibited by Proposition 2.
On the sphericity of scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations
We will not go into depths on this, but only remark that this case can be treated in the same vein as generalized Vandermonde matrices by replacing the density pf (or pλ in case of continuous generalized Vandermonde matrices) with functions pDi (x) de fined by pDi (x) = Di (N )(⌊Lx⌋, ⌊Lx⌋) for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
We go column by column, and build a new ideal Iλ by adding generators described in (7) for each column of λ.
The defining ideals of conjugacy classes of nilpotent matrices and a conjecture of Weyman
Denote by Ci′ the circle of radius r centered at Xi′ , and consider the halfcircle of radius r centered at Xj ′ delimited by the line going through Xj ′ , perpendicular to the line connecting Xi′ with Xj ′ , and which does not intersect Ci′ (note that d(Xi′ , Xj ′ ) > r , so this halfcircle exists).
On the Probability of the Existence of Fixed-Size Components in Random Geometric Graphs
Then, to go beyond mean values, it is interesting to quantify fluctuations around the mean, for instance by determining the empirical variance of the signal. A more refined information is given by the full probability distribution of the fluctuations.
Global fluctuations in physical systems: a subtle interplay between sum and extreme value statistics
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