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by dint of (something)

Due to something. The largely-outdated word "dint" refers to force or effort. By dint of hard work, I was able to get an A in my math class this semester.
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by dint of something

because of something; due to the efforts of something. (Dint is an old word meaning 'force,' and it is never used except in this phrase.) They got the building finished on time by dint of hard work and good organization. By dint of much studying, John got through college.
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by dint of

By means of, as in By dint of hard work he got his degree in three years. The word dint, which survives only in this expression, originally meant "a stroke or blow," and by the late 1500s signified the force behind such a blow. The current term preserves the implication of vigorous or persistent means.
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by dint of something

If something happens or is done by dint of something else, it happens or is done as a result of it. They got the address from her by dint of much persuasion. He succeeded by dint of sheer hard work.
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by dint of

by means of.
Dint in the sense of ‘blow’ or ‘stroke’ is now archaic, and in the sense of ‘application of force’ survives only in this phrase.
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by dint of something/doing something

(formal) as a result of (doing) something; through: By dint of sheer hard work, she managed to pass all her exams.
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Under the deal, United Kingdom-based SME Dints will deliver its innovative managed supply chain solution for one of West Africas biggest gold producers.
Geoffrey de Mowbray, CEO, Dints, said: This contract is a major step into a new market for Dints, and UKEFs ability to provide innovative and flexible guarantee support has been instrumental in helping us win it we see a strong partnership going forward with UKEF support.
Dints is a specialist equipment supplier for frontier markets in Africa, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, construction and energy sectors across some 18 countries.
Dints will provide its innovative managed supply chain solution for one of West Africa's largest gold producers.
This contract is a major step into a new market for Dints, and UKEF's ability to provide innovative and flexible guarantee support has been instrumental in helping us win it - we see a strong partnership going forward with UKEF support," Geoffrey de Mowbray, CEO, Dints, said.
Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UK Export Finance, added that, "SMEs like Dints are the backbone of our economy, and we are delighted to have supported this highly entrepreneurial company as it realises its ambitions to grow by selling overseas.
Prosecutor Denise Jackman told magistrates in Newcastle: "There were tins of food with dints in, as if the dog had attempted to open the tin with his teeth.
A Gentle Knight was pricking on the plaine, Yeladd in mightie armes and silver shield, Wherein old dints of deepe woundes did remaine, The cruell markes of many a bloody fielde; Yet armes till that time did he never wield; His angry steede did chide his foming bitt, As much disdayning to the curbe to yield; Full jolly knight he seemed and faire did sitt, As one for knightly guists and fierce encounters fitt.
Important secondary targets to the effort are DINTS (Dual Income, No Time) people who want to enhance their quality of life and complement their busy lifestyles, and, additionally, families with children, who are looking for a new source of quality home entertainment and productivity.
In a boost to the UKs trade with African countries, UK SME Dints International has won a significant mining contract in Ghana with support from UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UKs export credit agency (ECA).
Core to this offering is Dints ability to offer credit terms to their customers.
Then, the diagonal size of the dint left after load removal is measured (Fig.
Vickers' hardness is then expressed as the ratio of the testing load applied to dint area in form of regular tetragonal pyramid with square base and the vertex angle equal to the angle of penetrating body (136[degrees]).