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  • v. to visit informally and spontaneously

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  • v. visit informally and spontaneously


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  • The following spring, Holmes Tuttle, a Los Angeles automobile dealer who had been one of the Republican contributors I’d met at the Coconut Grove dinner and who later bought the airtime for my speech for Goldwater, called me and asked if he and several friends might drop by our home in Pacific Palisades.

    An American Life

  • Then too, after Falstaff's experiences in the buck-basket and while disguised as “the wise woman of Brentford,” we have him speaking of the matter as follows: “If it should come to the ear of the Court, how I have been transformed, and how my transformation hath been washed and cudgelled, they would melt me out of my fat drop by drop, and liquor fishermen's boots with me: I warrant they would whip me with their fine wits till I were as crestfallen as a dried pear.”

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado sensed that distinction earlier this month, thanking Defense Department nominees “for taking time to drop by my office and visit with me personally.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Helena got one of the other girls from the club to drop by Moffat’s office the next morning and slip Stephanie’s paperwork into his out-box.

    Balancing in High Heels

  • Often when I would drop by I would see figures appearing that looked like Aladdin with smoke coming out of his magic lamp, Babar and Miss Rumphius, a favorite of mine by author Barbara Cooney.

    Barbara Bush

  • Reacher called Neagley on the phone and said, “We should drop by the motel now.”

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Under the Bush economic policies that my opponent supported and promises to continue, the average family has seen their income drop by $2,000-a-year, while the cost of everything from gas to groceries has gone up.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: On Taxes

  • It split, just a little, but enough; the liquid inside seeped out, drop by drop; in a few hours the keg was empty.

    He Don't Know Him

  •           I found that our only Liner, the Duke Henryk the Bearded, was in the area on a trip from Constantinople to Gdansk, so I told the Captain to drop by to pick up Jasmine and my other girls, Sir Vladimir’s wounded, and as many of our Christian and Jewish non-combatants as he had room for.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • I hadn’t told a soul except Arden, that I’d decided to drop by Mr. Rensdale’s to say goodbye.

    My Sweet Audrina


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