by all means
Also, by all manner of means. In every possible way, as in I plan to make use of him by all means. [Late 1400s]
Also, by all manner of means. Without fail, at any cost, as in Losing the contract is to be avoided by all means. [c. 1600]
Certainly, yes, as in Are you coming tonight?—By all means, I'll be there. [Late 1600s] Also see by any means; by no means.
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How to use by all means in a sentence
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.