preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.
close by; near.
Also, forbye.

1200–50; Middle English; see for-, by Unabridged
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forby or forbye (fɔːˈbaɪ, Scottish fərˈbaɪ, fɔːˈbaɪ, Scottish fərˈbaɪ)
prep, —adv
1.  besides; in addition (to)
2.  obsolete near; nearby
forbye or forbye
prep, —adv

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Example sentences
Forby sponsors bill to ensure the health of hospital patients.
Forby leads push to better prepare hospitals for emergencies.
In such cases, this material shall not be disclosed to anyone without authorization as provided forby that law or its regulations.
Moreover, they are paid to compensate individuals for expenses that are not compensated forby insurance or otherwise.
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