by artificial means

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: artificial means - not according to natureby artificial means - not according to nature; not by natural means; "artificially induced conditions"
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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.
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.
And as William Faulkner said, "The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
If you were in a coma, for example, would you want to be kept alive by artificial means even if there was little hope of regaining consciousness?
Either they are propping up the sellout streak by artificial means, or there are hundreds - some nights maybe thousands - of fans who are spending tons of money to buy tickets and don't bother showing up.
1987: The Catholic Church spoke out against conception by artificial means.
In a bid to ditch the Galacticos tag and make the Neath-Swansea sporting culture more Spartan than spray tan, coach Sean Holley has banned players from turning their limbs the colour of David Dickinson by artificial means.
The addition of a skylight brings natural light into spaces that are typically illuminated only by artificial means, thus making these rooms more energy efficient.
I was surprised by the dressing -- tomatoes that are dried in the sun, and not by artificial means, are in a different taste league altogether.
As Ms Rausing makes clear, in all international racing jurisdictions, a racehorse is not considered a thoroughbred if it is conceived by artificial means, so if Britain and Ireland were to take a unilateral stance we would be unable to sell our horses for racing overseas.
In that sense, the biological organisms are created and designed by artificial means.