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Meaning of "not by a long sight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOT BY A LONG SIGHT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOT BY A LONG SIGHT

not a few
not a happy bunny
not a hope
not a little
not a patch on
not a sausage
not bad
not bat an eye
not be able to run a chook raffle
not by a long chalk
not care a fuck
NOT circuit
not counting
not cricket
not exactly
not for much longer
not for the faint-hearted
NOT gate
not give a damn
not give a hoot

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOT BY A LONG SIGHT

a sight
at sight
blindsight
bombsight
bright
eyesight
foresight
hindsight
insight
know by sight
line of sight
out of sight
out-of-sight
outasight
outsight
oversight
peep sight
rear sight
second sight
sight
telescopic sight

Synonyms and antonyms of not by a long sight in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «not by a long sight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOT BY A LONG SIGHT

Find out the translation of not by a long sight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of not by a long sight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «not by a long sight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不是的,一眼便知
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ni mucho menos la vista
570 millions of speakers

English

not by a long sight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नहीं एक लंबे दृष्टि से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ليس مشهدا طويلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Не на дальнозоркости
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não por um longo vista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি দীর্ঘ দৃষ্টিশক্তি দ্বারা নয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas par une longue vue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bukan dengan pandangan yang panjang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht durch einen langen Blick
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

長くない光景による
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하지 긴 광경
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora kanthi nggoleki dawa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không phải bởi một tầm nhìn dài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு நீண்ட பார்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक लांब दृष्टी करून नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzun görüşte değil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Non da un lungo vista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nie przez długi wzroku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Чи не на далекозорості
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nu de o vedere mult
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όχι από ένα μακρύ θέαμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nie deur ´n lang gesig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inte på långa syn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ikke av en lang syn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of not by a long sight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT BY A LONG SIGHT»

The term «not by a long sight» is normally little used and occupies the 120.972 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT BY A LONG SIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about not by a long sight

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOT BY A LONG SIGHT»

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Gangway!: Sea Language Comes Ashore
See not by a long sight. Shove off. To push a boat away with the oars, hence, to start away. The term has come ashore via the Navy, and been incorporated into American slang. See Push off. Show a leg. A hail formerly used in calling the ...
Joanna Carver Colcord, 2012
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American Language Supplement 1
... by various euphemisms of the second degree, e.g., not by a considerable sight, used by Mark Twain in “ Huckleberry Finn,” 1884, and not by a long sight, used by Joel Chandler Harris in “Sister Jane, Her Friends and Acquaintances,” 1896.
H.L. Mencken, 2012
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The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of ...
It was preceded by not by a jugful, 1833, and has been followed by various euphemisms of the second degree, e.g., not by a considerable sight, used by Mark Twain in “ Huckleberry Finn,” 1884, and not by a long sight, used by Joel Chandler ...
Henry L. Mencken, 1945
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Perspectives on American English
... in battle with, to come to grips with, loses its hostile sense and means merely ' to come to terms, to strike a bargain'. Not by a long shot is varied by not by a long sight, which may refer to taking a sight on a cannon, or observation of the sun.
Joey Lee Dillard, 1980
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine
... if I'd had a bed ; because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along! And every second or two there'd come a glare that lit up the white-caps for a half a mile ...
‎1885
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
It was my watch below till twelve, but I wouldn't 'a' turned in anyway if I'd had a bed, because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along! And every second or two  ...
Mark Twain, 2013
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Complete Feminist Contemporary Women Novels Anthologies - ...
... twelve, but I wouldn't a turned in anyway if I'd had a bed, because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along! And every second or two there'd come a glare that ...
Virginia Woolf
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The Century
... had a bed ; because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along ! And every second or two there'd come a glare that lit up the white-caps for a half a mile around, ...
‎1885
9
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn:
It was my watch below till twelve, but I wouldn't a turned in anyway if I'd had a bed , because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along! And every second or two ...
Mark Twain, 2014
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - With 174 Illustrations, 16 ...
It was my watch below till twelve, but I wouldn't a turned in anyway if I'd had a bed , because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. My souls, how the wind did scream along! And every second or two ...
Mark Twain

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOT BY A LONG SIGHT»

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Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 23
... that went in had his pockets bulging, or something muffled up under his coat—and I see it warn't no perfumery, neither, not by a long sight. «FlaglerLive.com, Mar 11»
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Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 20
... but I wouldn't a turned in anyway if I'd had a bed, because a body don't see such a storm as that every day in the week, not by a long sight. «FlaglerLive.com, Mar 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Not by a long sight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/not-by-a-long-sight>. Jun 2019 ».
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