verb (used with object)
Origin of dint
Examples from the Web for dint
Both state and federal rulings have imposed additional punishments on women by dint of the fact they were pregnant.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though he made it back to the top by dint of talent and hard work, he remained a deep-dyed cynic for the rest of his life.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mountains were theirs by right, by dint of deed and hefty mortgage.
Her potential was recognized early on, and by dint of her performance and loyalty, she ‘came through’ for her former sponsors.
In that battle for sovereign expression, by dint of diplomacy, organization and military acumen, the Zionists won handily.Vancouver's 'Disappearing Palestine' Transit Ads Revisited|Mira Sucharov|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our family party went off very well, entirely by dint of George's exertions.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
But I pulled myself together, bit my lip, and by dint of a great effort managed to remain calm.The Place of Dragons|William Le Queux
By dint of the strenuous will of others, to which he yielded himself, he was kept on his feet through the whole run of the play.The Lowest Rung|Mary Cholmondeley
By dint of considerable exercise they cleared two narrow paths that ran parallel across the ice.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
Ay, but say ye, It will be hindered; ere ye get the work forward, ye will find the dint of the fire and sword.
British Dictionary definitions for dint
Word Origin for dint
Word Origin and History for dint
Old English dynt "blow dealt in fighting" (especially by a sword), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (cf. Old Norse dyntr "blow, kick"). Phrase by dint of ... "by force of, by means of," is early 14c.
Idioms and Phrases with dint
see by dint of.