by dint of something

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 The largely outdated word "dint" refers to force or effort.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

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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.
See also: by, dint, of, something
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