by artificial means


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Adv.1.by artificial means - not according to natureby artificial means - not according to nature; not by natural means; "artificially induced conditions"
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My mind grew so accustomed to spring and liven by artificial means that without artificial means it refused to spring and liven.
Anything made by artificial means is called an artifact.
She had been told that, rough and brutal as they seemed just then, they were not like this all the year round, but were, in fact, quite civil persons save during certain weeks of autumn and winter, when, like the inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, they ran amuck, and made it their purpose to destroy life--in this case harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities--at once so unmannerly and so unchivalrous towards their weaker fellows in Nature's teeming family.
And yet it was not because the damp had been excluded from the garden; the earth, black as soot, the thick foliage of the trees betrayed its presence; besides, had natural humidity been wanting, it could have been immediately supplied by artificial means, thanks to a tank of water, sunk in one of the corners of the garden, and upon which were stationed a frog and a toad, who, from antipathy, no doubt, always remained on the two opposite sides of the basin.
The boundary line between the part that had been cleaned and the part that had not was traceable wherever the inscription left a blank space of marble--sharply traceable as a line that had been produced by artificial means.
Either her sleep was feigned--which I did not believe--or her unconsciousness was indeed by artificial means.
Salman Shah said if the currency is kept strong by artificial means, these benefits are transitory and unsustainable.
Because I am not a fan of being scared by artificial means.
Now the Roosevelt administration is trying to accomplish the same thing by artificial means of the war boom; that is, an armament boom, but again, in our view, this has no possibility of permanent stability at all.
Explaining the entire case of living will, Bhushan said, "The issue is whether a person who has been afflicted by an illness, by which he has been rendered unconscious and there is no hope according to the medical opinion of his revival, he is suffering of a terminal illness, or is in a permanent vegetative state, whether he has right to give an advanced directive or leave a will that he should not be kept alive by ventilators or by artificial means and whether the doctors and other people are bound to follow his wishes.
It speaks of attempts to preserve by artificial means, by agencies looking from outside and not from within.