- (dated) Eye dialect spelling of by and by.
1874, Horatio Alger, Jr., Risen from the Ranks:
- "You'll be wantin' to get married bimeby, and then it'll be convenient to have some money to begin with."
1894, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson:
- "Oh, I's middlin'; hain't got noth'n' to complain of, I's gwine to come a-court'n you bimeby, Roxy."
1902, Joseph C. Lincoln, Cape Cod Ballads, and Other Verse:
- And bimeby I'll come home, bringin' loads of gold and di'mon' rings; My, won't all the boys be jealous when they see those kind of things! '
1927, Sinclair Lewis, chapter 29, in Elmer Gantry:
- "That'll give the blank, blank, blank of a blank some idea of the fun we'll have watching him squirm bimeby!"