Excellence in art, as in everything else, can only be achieved by dint of painstaking labour.
He amused them and made himself their idol by dint of alternate flattery and blame.
We shall enter it as conquerors, by dint of producing masterpieces.
The price of it was three sous, but, by dint of bargaining, she got it for two.
This was run into the corner, and Tom o' Dint and ...