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As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.

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.

With that, there is no means to consistently measure progress.

Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.

She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.

This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.

The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).

There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.

“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.


On this page you'll find 163 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to means, such as: aid, channel, equipment, factor, instrument, and measure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.