The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Nine – Vocabulary

Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 29 doesn’t get used very much anymore. But occasionally it will still come up in modern texts! The vocab word is…

BY-AND-BY

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘by-and-by’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

BY-AND-BY

DEFINITION

(n) a future time or occasion
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

Can also be an adverb
EXAMPLES

future
before long
soon
NON-EXAMPLES

yesterday
right now

History

  • by and by (early 14c.) originally meant “one by one,” with by apparently denoting succession; modern sense of “before long” is from 1520s.

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: By-and-by, we’ll take a trip to Europe.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “By-and-by a thought occurred to him which pointed to a possibility…” (p. 175)
  • Other forms: n/a

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by-and-by#:~:text=(Entry%201%20of%202),adverb

https://www.tradeready.ca/2017/topics/import-export-trade-management/developing-vision-future-international-business/

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