Definition of Not by a long sight
1. Adverb. Definitely not. "And that isn't all, not by a long sight"
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Literary usage of Not by a long sight
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"... but I wouldn'ta 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. ..."
2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1894)
"not by a long sight. Then it has been said here that the bill is unconstitutional. Yes, today it cannot stand. The Supreme Court of the United States would ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1907)
"not by a long sight they wasn't. We had several to work for that were well known to the trade for the way they had of looking on during a job, ..."
4. Selected Articles on the Monroe Doctrine by Edith M. Phelps (1915)
"... its original meanin' an' intent; but a big nation ain't so gol blamed hide-bound ner bigoted, not by a long sight. If we ever want anything down in ..."