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by nature

Naturally; inherently. Refers to one's traits. I don't think she is a vicious person by nature—growing up in an abusive household just took a toll on her.
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There is also no body except that composed from these elements, because we have made it clear that there is nothing here that has a position by nature, so if we consider that what moves by nature to its natural position is other than those present in their places naturally, that would be a contradiction.
To major in Nature and Culture, students must take three ``core'' courses designed by Nature and Culture faculty, along with the introductory courses in biology and chemistry designed for science majors.
Like Swift's Houyhnhnms, by nature people are reasonable, benevolent, perfectly sincere, morally restrained, and non-coercive.
Suppose someone intent to vindicate the existence of religious knowledge maintains that human beings have by nature a theistic sense.
The process of deliberately and actively compensating for our own influence on a particular landscape or ecosystem (by reintroducing extirpated native species, for example, or removing troublesome exotic ones) is by nature an act of reciprocity.
Called "Health Sense: A Consumer's Guide to Smart Vitamin Use," the guide was developed by Nature Made(R), the leading vitamin and mineral brand, and also has been favorably reviewed by The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation.
Humans have a wide range of legitimate needs, all of them bred into us by nature itself.