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by no means meaning

  "by no means" in a sentence
  • Adverb: by no means
    1. Definitely not
      "the prize is by no means certain"
      - not by a long sight, not by a blame sight

    Antonym: by all means


  • [American idiom]
    absolutely not; certainly not.
    I'm by no means angry with you.
    BOB: Did you put this box here? TOM: By no means. I didn't do it, I'm sure.

  • [American slang]
    absolutely not; certainly not.
      I'm by no means angry with you.
      Bob: Did you put this box here? Tom: By no means. I didn't do it, I'm sure.

Examples

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  1. the climate was by no means tropical.
  2. he will be by no means surrender to intimidation.
  3. his story is by no means convincing.
  4. the strife, however, was by no means ended.
  5. his view is by no means without foundation.

Related Words

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  2. by myself meaning
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  7. by oneself meaning
  8. by ourselves meaning
  9. by reason of meaning
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