Definition of By any means

1. Adverb. In any way necessary. "I'll pass this course by hook or by crook"

Exact synonyms: By Hook Or By Crook



Lexicographical Neighbors of By Any Means

by-wipe
by-your-leave
by-your-leaves
by George
by God
by Jove
by a long shot
by a whisker
by accident
by all accounts
by all means
by all odds
by and by
by and large
by any chance
by any means (current term)
by artificial means
by chance
by choice
by choice(p)
by committee
by default
by definition
by degrees
by design
by dint of
by ear
by election
by experimentation
by far

Literary usage of By any means

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"<) " Being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead." (u) The Father has predestinated all whom he ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... but it is not lawful to adore them nor by any means to give them prayers of adoration .... by any means ..."

3. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"In the meantime, let me entreat you not, by any means, to consider this as giving countenance, by the executive of the state, to any measures lately pursued ..."

4. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"Tuscany, though well cultivated and flourishing, does not contain by any means 80 great a number of inhabitants in that space at present. * C. 93. ..."

5. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"The staves on board, if by any means convenient, I beg may be returned by the sloop, they will command a good price here, and I suppose little or nothing ..."

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