by and by definition

  • adverb:
    • After a while; shortly.
    • After a short time.
    • After an indefinite duration.
    • In paradise; when you look at the hereafter.
    • at some ultimate time in the long term
  • noun:
    • paradise; the hereafter. Generally preceded with "the sweet."
    • an indefinite amount of time in the future
  • preposition:
    • currently; soon; in a short time.

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