Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.
Today's word is:
Not to be confused with bye or buy. Not surprising there aren't a whole lot of of synonyms for by. And some of them are cheaters, using "by" in the synonym.
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
abreast, adjacent to, adjoining, along, alongside (of), as a result of, aside, at, at hand, at the side of, attached to, away
because of, before, be on one side, beside, beyond, border/bordering, by dint of, by way of, by means of, by virtue of
check by jowl, close, close to, connected to, contiguous with
in front of, in good time, in reach
next to, no later than
on, out flank, over, overlooking
neighboring, next to
right and left
side by side, sidle, skirt
through, to leeward, to one side, to windward
A lot of people have covered The Rivers of Babylon, but this is the original hit from 1970.