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“By” means “compare to something” here?

For this text: ... dreaming of houses uncluttered by reality, by half a lifetime of memories, perhaps. What does this mean? It means that the one who was leafing through Country Living magazine ...
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“At this time yesterday, I had gone” vs. “by this time yesterday, I had gone”

At this time yesterday, I was going to work. [Past Continuous] I am very sure that the above sentence is 100% correct. (Reference: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastcontinuous.html.) But I ...
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“Stop by” vs. “stop at” vs. “stop on” vs. “stop in”

What is the difference between the following? [ I am on a bus] Could you stop by/at/on/in 23rd and Pine?
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Does one stand by or at the bar?

When you are in the pub, ordering a drink from a bartender, which of the following is the correct way to say it? When both of you're stand by the bar ordering a drink, and a bartender asks to ...