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by the way

  1. (習語) 順便問一句,順便說一句
    近義詞: aproposBTWby the byincidentally
    • 1853, Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener, in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0 14 60.0012 9, p.2:
      [] I had counted on a life-lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years. But this is by the way.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      「A very welcome, kind, useful present, that means to the parish. By the way, Hopkins, let this go no further. We don't want the tale running round that a rich person has arrived. Churchill, my dear fellow, we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing. []
    His mother will be coming for dinner tomorrow, and, by the way, she volunteered to bring dessert.


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