Definitions

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  • n. A makeshift; substitute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A makeshift; a substitute.

Etymologies

From be +‎ with, in the sense of what one can be with or do with. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I shall now hasten on, knowing that you will not love me less for having told you how glad I am to bewith you and when I cannot bewith you, how I rejoice to hearfrom you - and when either fails, how torturous and painful the interval

    Letter from Young John Allen to Mollie Houston,March 11, 1857

  • So it may bewith the Pennsylvania primary on Tuesday.

    HOPE OR EXPERIENCE? The Pennsylvania Primary

  • What do you think the effect will be on consumption and the environment will bewith their population?

    Screw the Bandaids. Pull the Goddamn Knife Out

  • The standard deduction for a married couple is much higher than it used to bewith the elimination of the marriage penalty, so there are homeowners who don't itemize.

    Why I love the new Democratic Congress!

  • If you are compelled to return before we see you, which Ishall much regret, cannot you return on some other vessel,we are most uncomfortable on this & would like yourboat—I know you would agree with me & we will bewith you in six hours+ at City Point.

    LINCOLN AT HOME

  • Gregory had friends at school and in the neighborhood; but, Vanilla Simmons says, "he always wanted to bewith Datondra."

    Chicago Reader

  • There are many like us, parents who have come to bewith their children and grandchildren for a while.

    SiliconIndia.com

  • First was when Peter, James and John could not keep awake with him for an hour while he went off to pray in Gethsemane -- here he was about to die and they couldn't even bewith him for an hour?

    QuakerQuaker.org

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