What does fly by mean?

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fly by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flyover, fly-by, flypastverb

    a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground

  2. fly byverb

    pass by while flying

    "An enemy plane flew by"

  3. zip by, fly by, whisk byverb

    move by very quickly


  1. Fly By

    "Fly By II" is a song by English boy band Blue. It was released on 18 March 2002 as the fourth single from their debut studio album, All Rise (2001). The release includes the band's first non-album exclusive, "Love R.I.P". "Fly By II" is a remixed version of the All Rise album track "Fly By", which samples the song "Rise" by Herb Alpert, while the remix samples from the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize". The remix reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly by in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fly by in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fly by in a Sentence

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest"

  2. Douglas Adams:

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

  3. Andr Borschberg -LRB- @andreborschberg -RRB-:

    I will use meditation and breathing techniques to calm down and sleep, 20 minutes is the maximum I can allow myself, to allow the airplane to fly by itself – we have a sort of autopilot – it’s a stabilization system.

  4. Patrick Njoroge:

    What I think is worrisome is a lot of products that are coming in a sort of a fly-by-night operation and you only hear about it because somebody gets burned.

  5. Margot Fonteyn:

    If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return


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