let bygones be bygones


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Translations
ami elmúlt, elmúltborítsunk fátylat a múltra
čo bolo, bolo

by

(bai) preposition
1. next to; near; at the side of. by the door; He sat by his sister.
2. past. going by the house.
3. through; along; across. We came by the main road.
4. used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action. struck by a stone.
5. using. He's going to contact us by letter; We travelled by train.
6. from; through the means of. I met her by chance; by post.
7. (of time) not later than. by 6 o'clock.
8. during the time of.
9. to the extent of. taller by ten centimetres.
10. used to give measurements etc. 4 metres by 2 metres.
11. in quantities of. fruit sold by the kilo.
12. in respect of. a teacher by profession.
adverb
1. near. They stood by and watched.
2. past. A dog ran by.
3. aside; away. money put by for an emergency.
ˈbygones: let bygones be bygones
to forgive and forget past causes of ill-feeling.
ˈbypass noun
a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area. Take the bypass round the city.
verb
to avoid (a place) by taking such a road.
ˈby-product noun
something obtained or formed during the making of something else. Coal tar is a by-product of the process of obtaining gas from coal.
ˈbystander noun
a person who watches but does not take part.
by and by
after a short time. By and by, everyone went home.
by and large
mostly; all things considered. Things are going quite well, by and large.
by oneself
1. alone. He was standing by himself at the bus-stop.
2. without anyone else's help. He did the job (all) by himself.
by the way
incidentally. By the way, have you a moment to spare?

by is used for forms of transport: by train ; by aeroplane ; by land ; by sea
References in classic literature ?
Good land, I'm willing to let bygones be bygones, I'm sure.
BAGHDAD, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki on Tuesday urged the State of Kuwait to put all the bad memories behind and let bygones be bygones.
Iyad Allawi, head of the Iraqiya Slate, to apologize to SLC to let bygones be bygones and resume dialogue to implement Erbil agreement.
We do not want to look back and let bygones be bygones," suggesting the opposition will not seek to put Mubarak on trial.
Asked whether he will let bygones be bygones after the fight, Haye said: "I haven't thought a second past the knockout.
LET bygones be bygones and let the Thandi brothers build the 'castle' which is a must.
So, for the sake of those poor Villa fans, let's get all these gags out in the open and let bygones be bygones.