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1‘the drugs were obtained by illegal means’
method, way, manner, mode, measure, fashion, process, procedure, technique, expedient, agency, medium, instrument, mechanism, channel, vehicle, avenue, course
2‘she doesn't have the means to support herself’
money, resources, capital, income, finance, funds, cash, the wherewithal, assets
informal dough, bread, dibs, moolah, shekels, gelt, loot, oof, scratch, splosh
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal dineros, jack, mazuma
NZ Australian informal Oscar
3‘a man of means’
wealth, riches, affluence, substance, fortune, property, money, capital, deep pockets
‘take your grandmother to see it by all means but she might not thank you for it!’
certainly, indeed, of course, definitely, without doubt, without a doubt, without question, unquestionably
of course, certainly, definitely, surely, absolutely, naturally, with pleasure, assuredly
‘the load was raised by means of a crane’
using, utilizing, employing, through, with the help of, with the aid of, as a result of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of, via
‘the result is by no means certain’
not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances
not by a long chalk
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