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by the way

A2 used to introduce a new subject to be considered or to give further information: I think we've discussed everything we need to - by the way, what time is it? Oh, by the way, my name's Julie.
(Definition of by the way from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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