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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by means of something

(formal) with the help of something: The load was lifted by means of a crane.
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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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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