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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 recorded by English boy band Blue. It was released on 18 March 2002 as the fourth and final single released from their debut studio album All Rise (2001). The release included the first ever non-album exclusive, "Love R. I. P". The song is a remixed version of the All Rise album track "Fly By", which samples the song "Rise" by Herb Alpert while this song samples from The Notorious B. I. G.'s "Hypnotize". "Rise" was a number-one hit record in America and was written by Randy "Badazz" Alpert and Andy Armer. "Fly by II" reached number six on the UK Singles Chart. The song is also notable as being the only song associated with All Rise to be recorded at Blue's famous recording partnership Metropolis Studios, which has been the venue for such recording artists as Madonna and Mick Jagger.


  1. fly by

    A "fly by" generally refers to the act of passing close to a particular area or object, often while traveling quickly and without stopping or slowing down. This term is commonly used in various fields like aviation, space exploration, and even cinematography. It can pertains to aircrafts or spacecrafts passing near a specific location, or a sweeping camera move in filmmaking.

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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. 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

  3. Douglas Adams:

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

  4. Amber Gilleylen:

    His only complaint was' it makes me sad that people would rather fly by and honk at a disabled person rather than to lend a hand, we need to be caring for each other and helping each other out.

  5. Upendra Tripathy:

    There is always a tradeoff, there can be a relaxed condition so that more people can participate and there is another where you can make sure fly-by-night operators can't come in. It's an ongoing process and we are open to suggestions.


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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    A lucubrate
    B fluster
    C descant
    D huff

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