(whether) by accident or design

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(whether) by accident or design

Intentionally or not. Whether by accident or design, those high school kids have really created a solid, sustainable business.
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(whether) by ˌaccident or deˈsign

if you say that something happens by accident or design, you mean that you do not know if it has been planned or not: Mary was wearing the same T-shirt as me — whether by accident or design, I never knew.
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(Either way, she blew him away.) Whether by accident or design, the prevailing "all in the family" sensibility that animates von Bonin's funny-strange, expansive art evokes and extends the themes and qualities of Rosemarie Trockel's practice--the fearless tread on sacred subjects, the hybridized "Conceptual feminism," the criticality, wit, and elusiveness.