Definition of Drop by the wayside

1. Verb. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat. "In the second round, the challenger gave up"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop By The Wayside

drop a brick
drop a dime
drop a hint
drop a line
drop acid
drop anchor
drop arch
drop away
drop back
drop backs
drop bear
drop bears
drop behind
drop biscuit
drop by
drop by the wayside (current term)
drop cap
drop ceiling
drop cloth
drop curtain
drop dead
drop down
drop earring
drop finger
drop forge
drop goal
drop grommet
drop hammer
drop hand
drop heart

Literary usage of Drop by the wayside

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1. Four Years Under Marse Robert by Robert Stiles (1903)
"... Lack of Rest, Lack of Sleep—Many Drop by the Wayside, Others Lose Self-control and Fire into Each Other—In the Bloody Fight of the 6th at Sailor's Creek ..."

2. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1881)
"... uttered on several occasions, and, as Morison says, were probably some of our Saviour's favorite seed-thoughts which he would often drop by the wayside. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Various materials have from time to time been recommended, many to drop by the wayside, and we find even in the materials of the present day, namely, ..."

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