Which preposition to use with by

to Occurrences 157%

There on the shore were her black friends waving good-by to their white ma.

for Occurrences 16%

You would be the biggest kind of stand-by for me and for other people I know of.

on Occurrences 8%

His primary task was to give warning if anybody should come out of the door; a secondary one was to give the alarm in case of interruption by passers-by on the roadan unlikely peril this latter, in view of the hour, the darkness of the night, and the practiced noiselessness with which Mike might be relied upon to do his work.

with Occurrences 7%

He gazed at the passers-by with a haughty look.

in Occurrences 7%

She said men who did like this would have a noble and beautiful reward by-and-by in another world, and although we animals would not go there, to do well and right without reward would give to our brief lives a worthiness and dignity which in itself would be a reward.

of Occurrences 6%

This, indeed, makes all the institutions of America, civil and religious, little better than a solemn mockery, a tragical jest for the passers-by of other nations, who, seeing two millions and a half of slaves held in fetters by vaunting freemen and ostentatious patriots, wag the head at the disgusting sight, and cry out deridingly to degraded America, 'The worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.'

from Occurrences 3%

It is a good thing, however, to have some simple, easily-prepared food as a regular stand-by from day to day, just as porridge is in some households, and bacon and eggs in others.

about Occurrences 2%

Sometimes as, on entering a town or village, we asked some passer-by about the hotels, we would be looked over and somewhat doubtfully asked: "Do you want a two-dollar house?"

at Occurrences 1%

I will dance by-and-by at the wedding.

as Occurrences 1%

There she remained, first as pupil, by-and-by as governess, for more than sixteen years.

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