go by


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go by be or act in accordance with "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"
    • v go by be called; go by a certain name "She goes by her maiden name again"
    • v go by move past "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window","He passed his professor in the hall","One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
    • v go by pass by "three years elapsed"
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  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.”
  • Frank Tyger
    Frank Tyger
    “Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.”


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


In literature:

Ambulances were coming and going as hour after hour passed by.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
There's a straw going by now.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Whether we go direct to Paris, or by the road by Lagny, we pass through Nemours and Melun.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
Alfred had arrived at that stage where he not only stood aside and watched himself go by, but he was also watching the other fellow go by.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
But we mustn't just sit back and let the years go by.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
I see'd fayther go by at the lane end, but he didn't see me.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
For that we must go by guess-work.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
They're quite enough to keep it going by themselves when they're here.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Nobody present, in all probability, ever heard of a boat going by steam.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
So velly dark, plenty junk go by; nobody see if velly quiet.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Let my prayer go up to heaven
Hour by hour to live forgiven,
And let all my yearnings be
For my treasure found in Thee!
"An Evening Hymn" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Taught to go westward round
With obeisance profound
To his Lord,
He by service so loyal
To a master so royal
Is a lord.
"The Sun" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Nearer and nearer draw the twain—
One with a wailing cry!
How could the Life let such a train
Of death and tears go by!
"The Widow of Nain" by George MacDonald
Ah, the minutes twinkle in and out
And in and out come and go
One by one, none by none,
What we know, what we don't know.
"Yes And No" by Laura Riding Jackson
I arose; and in the darkness
Wan beneath the haunted sky,
I have seen it, cold to starkness,--
My dead love go weeping by.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
From out the quiet of the hills,
Where purple shadows lie,
The pine trees murmur, "Come and rest
And let the world go by."
"The Call" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Your hair holds the style you have been longing for a lot longer and it looks better as the days go by.
So it's just a time right now to just go day-by-day and just see how I feel, how my hand feels, and go from there.
I'm a very simple holiday person….more so as the years go by.
An outgrowth of Chicago's derivatives markets, they go by wonky names like Global Electronic Trading Co. Tradebot and Infinium.
This heat tolerant fish gets hungrier as the weeks go by.
On Sunday night, Khloe Kardashian Odom stooped even lower than Kim could go by hitting on her own brother, Rob.
You didn't really think we'd let a day go by without a post on America's Next Top Model 's first transgender contestant, Isis Tsunami, did you.
I hope to have some keyboards to go by the end of the year and just a few on ebay now if someone is eager to try it.
The Offspring will finally return with their 'Days Go By' album June 26, making it four years between records.
"You're going by subway, I'm proud of you Oh, you're Jay-Z.".
Don't let summer go by without tasting his unconventional, delicious flavors.
I mean, do they have to go by themselves.
Almost 20 minutes go by before he is lifted onto a stretcher with his head in a makeshift brace and is wheeled off the field with a career-ending injury.
It's election day, and we certainly couldn't let that go by without having our own little voting party in the Big Ten.
Not that long ago, shopping for wine meant trusting the advice of the merchant, or going by Robert Parker's review.

In science:

The original case is ensured by taking q going to 1 and replacing [ρn ]q by δn , one recovers the algebra A in (1).
On The Construction of Generalized Coherent States for Generalized Harmonic Oscillators
The factor 4 arises because the jumps in magnetization go by units of 2.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
Support for proposals GO5401 and GO-6491 was provided by NASA through a grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS 5-26555.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The proofs go by induction with respect to k .
An estimate on the maximum of a nice class of stochastic integrals
By connecting the type 3 and type 1 structures in this way, we go on to show that the two disconnected components of the left-invariant complex moduli space on the Iwasawa manifold may be joined by paths of generalized complex structures.
Generalized complex structures on nilmanifolds