Definition of Not by a long sight

1. Adverb. Definitely not. "And that isn't all, not by a long sight"

Exact synonyms: By No Means, Not By A Blame Sight
Language type: Colloquialism
Antonyms: By All Means

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Not By A Long Sight

not a patch on
not a pretty sight
not a sausage
not able
not absolutely
not all it's cracked up to be
not as black as one is painted
not at all
not bad
not bad(p)
not be 100 percent on something
not be able to get a word in edgeways
not be caught dead
not bear thinking about
not by a blame sight
not by a long sight (current term)
not by any means
not cricket
not delayed
not dog
not dogs
not due
not enough room to swing a cat
not equal sign
not even
not even one
not far
not fluently
not for the world
not give a monkey's

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 ..."

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