slip by

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slip by pass by "three years elapsed"
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Quotations

  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.”

Usage

In literature:

On her return, she was chased by the enemy's squadron; but succeeded in giving them the slip, in the dark.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
By some chance she let slip a word of Italian.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
The time slipped by, and finally grandma said to me to bring in the cows, she was goin' to milk.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
And you never let an opportunity slip by you, either.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
The years slip by rapidly.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Vague forms seemed to slip by him in the shadows; in every bush beside the road he saw white faces lurking.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
One by one the bricks slipped into place.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Begin by reducing the size of the end of tube A till B will just slip in quite easily.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
He, by some minute fault, some tiny slip of fate, had long ago been doomed to these same sensations.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
But as the hours slipped by they had better success.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
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In poetry:

In a lonely bay concealing
She lingers for days, and slips
At dusk from her covert, stealing
Thro' channels feared by the ships.
"Homeward Bound" by Henry Van Dyke
MASTER of life, the day is done;
My sun of life is sinking low;
I watch the hours slip one by one
And hark the night-wind and the snow.
"The Last Prayer" by William Wilfred Campbell
Then backward slipped the cowl from off his head,
Downward the robe of grey;
A radiant presence by the lowly bed
Greeted the breaking day.
"The Angel" by Virna Sheard
One by one they have slipped from Earth,
And vanished into the depths of space,
And I, beside my lonely hearth,
Find none to take their place.
"My Lost Friends" by John Lawson Stoddard
My words are driven by worry,
my joy in sighing’s put out –
when I see others laughing my heart splits
for my life as it slips away from me.
"My Words Are Driven" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Below the pleasant moon, that tips
The tree tops of the hillside, fly
The flitting bats; the twilight slips,
In firefly spangles, twinkling by,
Through which he comes: Their happy lips
Meet—and one star leaps in the sky.
""Below The Sunset’s Range Of Rose"" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Republicans content to let another opportunity slip by.
Sun Microsystems President Jonathan Schwartz let slip at Web 2.0 this morning (no doubt on purpose) that soon, Sun plans to start selling computing power at "retail," over the Web by the buck—payable via eBay's PayPal.
The owner of Shockoe Slip's Fountain Bookstore, Kelly Justice, suggests five books by local authors for the readers on your list.
Kristen Wiig, wearing a white chiffon slip dress from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere.
Thursday's high schools roundup: D.H. Annapolis slips by Trenton on last-second layup.
COLUMBIA — A bread salesman is tried for bribing patrons by slipping cash into the bread he sold them.
An Arby's assistant manager (not at the Arby's shown in this file image) was fired after she escaped an armed robbery by slipping out the drive-thru window.
The Astros let another late one slip away by falling in extra innings.
8 Gators struggle, eventually slip by SEC newcomer Missouri 14-7.
The jury on Monday saw a $4,000 cash deposit slip used by Kilpatrick in January 2005.
Garrity hits go-ahead jumper to slip Sacramento State by Utah 74-71.
The state's jobless rate slipped to 4.4 percent during December, as the number of out-of-work Nevadans dropped by about 1,800 to 47,300 and total jobs in all industries topped 1.1 million.
NY GIANTS 37, PACKERS 20 GREEN BAY — The Giants were hounded and haunted by two losses this season, two games they let slip away against two of the best teams in the NFC.
Constitution Day on Sept 17 slipped by me this year, but that doesnt mean we still cant talk about it.
When noted plastic surgeon Harrison Hanafan slips on an icy patch of Madison Avenue sidewalk and sprains his ankle, he is aided by a "wacko broad" who puts him in a cab and then disappears.
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In science:

The plasma at the outer edge of the disc at b0 has a fast azimuthal velocity, and therefore they are slipped out by f rad × B drift (b0 → b1 ).
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
Deformation of fcc nanowires by twinning and slip.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Both conditions can always be achieved by applying a flip-and-slip move (see Remark 3.3 below) and are thus merely of technical nature.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
RD (0) = cRD ˙a, and we find that (91) holds with cN S = cRD . A comparison between slip and precursor film models is given by Savva and Kalliadasis, 13 detailing a wider class of models which also reduce to equivalent spreading dynamics.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
In other words, one can possible view the superinsulating state where the current are completely blocked as a state mediated by the coherent quantum phase slips discussed recently in the context of Josephson junction chains [102, 103] and disordered wire ring [104].
Superinsulator-Superconductor Duality in Two Dimensions
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