By-and-by meaning

bīən-bī
An unspecified future time.
noun
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In heaven; in the hereafter.
adverb
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Heaven; the hereafter. Usually preceded with "the sweet."

I'm sorry ma'am, but your cat's gone on to the sweet by and by.

noun
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After a while; soon.
adverb
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After an indefinite period.

Sit down, have a rest, and by and by you'll be feeling better.

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Some future time or occasion.
noun
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The definition of by-and-by is at an unspecified, future time and place.

An example of by-and-by used in a sentence is, "We'll go on that vacation by-and-by," which means we'll go on that vacation at some point in the future.

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Alternative spelling of by and by.
adverb
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After a short time.
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