|by any means
||any way or method, by doing any job
||He survived by any means when he first came to Canada.
|by any stretch...
||(See not by any stretch of the imagination)
||you listen to what I say, this is the truth, by gosh
This is serious, by cracky! We're lost and we have no water!
|by dint of
||as a result of, because of
||By dint of her efforts alone, this family is happy and healthy.
||I am surprised, impressed; by gosh
||By golly! She did it. She made a cherry pie!
||what an experience, this is interesting, by golly
||Well, by gosh! This is my first look at Niagara Falls!
|by guess or by gosh
||any way that is possible, by chance
||How did I learn to speak French? By guess or by gosh, that's how.
||memorized every word, down pat
||Eva knew the speech by heart. She didn't look at her notes.
|by hook or by crook
||any way that is possible, by any means
||He'll get that car - by hook or by crook! He'll get it somehow.
|by its very nature
||because of its natural habits, because it is that way
||A dog, by its very nature, is dependent on humans.