Definition of Drop by the wayside
1. Verb. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat. "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
Derivative terms: Quitter
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Literary usage of Drop by the wayside
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Four Years Under Marse Robert by Robert Stiles (1903)
"... Lack of Rest, Lack of Sleep—Many Drop by the Wayside, Others Lose Self-control and Fire into Each Other—In the Bloody Fight of the 6th at Sailor's Creek ..."
2. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1881)
"... uttered on several occasions, and, as Morison says, were probably some of our Saviour's favorite seed-thoughts which he would often drop by the wayside. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Various materials have from time to time been recommended, many to drop by the wayside, and we find even in the materials of the present day, namely, ..."