by all means
phrasal most assuredly ; certainly

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  • by all means — also[by all manner of means] {adv. phr.} Certainly, without fail. * /He felt that he should by all means warn Jones./ Contrast: BY NO MEANS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by all means — also[by all manner of means] {adv. phr.} Certainly, without fail. * /He felt that he should by all means warn Jones./ Contrast: BY NO MEANS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By all means — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By all means — Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. [1913 Webster] But to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By All Means Necessary — Infobox Album | Name = By All Means Necessary Type = studio Artist = Boogie Down Productions Released = May 10, 1988 Recorded = 1987 1988 Genre = Hip Hop, East Coast hip hop, Conscious rap, Political hip hop Length = 47:28 Label = Jive/RCA 1097 J …   Wikipedia

  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By any means — Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. [1913 Webster] But to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By no means — Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. [1913 Webster] But to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By fair means — Diese Liste der Kletterbegriffe enthält alphabetisch geordnet Begriffe aus allen Spielformen des Kletterns. Nicht darin enthalten sind die Namen von Routen, Bergen, Wänden und Klettergebieten sowie Unternehmen, die im Bergsportbereich tätig sind …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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