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by the way — see by the way
- Incidental; unplanned.
- 1990, Susan Sherman, The color of the heart: writing from struggle & change, 1959-1990:
- These sudden rains. Not tropical - with lightning, thunder, great release after hours of tension. But more nonchalant, more "by-the-by." As if the clouds, rushing to get somewhere else, were to drop some rain in passing.