by means of (something)

by means of (something)

Due to something. I only wake up in time for work by means of an alarm clock. I was able to get an A in my math class this semester by means of hard work.
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by means of something

using something; with the use of something. I opened the bottle by means of a bottle opener. I was able to afford a car by means of a loan.
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by means of

Through the use of, owing to, as in We plan to pay for medical school by means of a second mortgage, or He'll succeed by means of sheer persistence. [Early 1400s] Also see by dint of.
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by means of

With the use of; owing to: They succeeded by means of patience and sacrifice.
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