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by and by

old-fashioned
after a short period: By and by a man appeared. You'll get used to it by and by.
Translations of “by and by”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過了一會兒,不久…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过了一会儿,不久…
(Definition of by and by from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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