Definition of by dint of in English:

by dint of


  • By means of.

    ‘he had got to where he was today by dint of sheer hard work’
    • ‘Creative work is done not by dint of will power, by some kind of mental exertion; instead, and paradoxically, it comes with the least effort, out of the blue.’
    • ‘The song succeeds by dint of sheer density and passion.’
    • ‘She reaches this position by dint of sheer competence.’
    • ‘Trying new and different products by dint of what new and different labels show up on the bar has become second nature to them.’
    • ‘But one day by dint of sheer chance and perverse good luck Vernon happened to be struck by a rather smashing train of thought.’
    by means of, by use of, by virtue of, on account of, as a result of, as a consequence of, owing to, by reason of, on grounds of, on the strength of, due to, thanks to, by, via
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