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Word of the Day 02/05/20 Forby

Forby (preposition/adverb)
forby or for·bye [ fawr-bahy ]


preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.
1. close by; near.
2. besides.

Origin: Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at for-, by

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORBY
Forby, its my opinion that damaging reports have somehow leaked out from the mine.
THE PROTECTOR|HAROLD BINDLOSS

According to Forby, a metaphor taken from the descent of a well or mine, which is of course absurd.
THE SLANG DICTIONARY|JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN

Forby that they were baith—or they baith seemed—earnest professors and men of comely conversation.
CATRIONA|ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

If I want religion I've a guid richt to hae it; an' forby, if they abolish religion, hoo wad folk do wi' the funerals?
THE UNDERWORLD|JAMES C. WELSH

Forby gives this word only with the meaning "a large pond;" a sense confined to Suffolk.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 215, DECEMBER 10, 1853|VARIOUS

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