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Definition an incidental product made during the manufacture of something else


a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
  • The byproduct was I knew my dad would be pleased with what I was doing with my life.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • There's just a child that has to be born, the byproduct of good nights in Milan.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Those peoples deaths were mere by-products of a plan to restore Voldemort to full strength again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • There are likely to be other valuable minerals as by-products in a nickel mine.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • All those decades, he says, when we thought about weapons all the time and never thought about the dark multiplying byproduct.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Would she ever receive the justice that is mercy—the justice for by-products that the world is too busy to bestow?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Science, research, and technology are all by-products of our philosophical relection.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Nailing the Section is merely a by-product," Figuerola said.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • You were merely a by-product, a side issue that suddenly became immensely important to the authorities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They are all really large and handsome, and they were all eating excessive amounts of animal by-products, just like Josh.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Particle accelerators sear the land, and leave radioactive byproducts.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I did not know that my entire personality, my entire being, could be discarded as the byproduct of my anatomy.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The byproduct of the lifestyle is polluted rivers, greenhouse effect, spouse abuse, televangelists, and serial killers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It's one of the by-products of alcohol.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It was its rational byproduct that soon overshadowed it and almost everything else in the field of mathematics.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She could try to dismiss her feelings as temporary, a by-product of other factors in her life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • It also left IBP with a great deal of leftover bones, blood, and scraps of meat that could be rendered into profitable byproducts such as dog food.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As Nasuada digested the implications, she realized that Elva's unsettling aspect was a by-product of the suffering that she had been exposed to.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His unusual conduct was, I believe, a simple by-product of the deepening atmosphere of malaise and fear.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • On the other hand, organic Rosie was a tasty bird, with more flavor than mass-market birds fed on a diet of antibiotics and animal by-products.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma

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