by artificial means

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Synonyms for by artificial means

not according to nature

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If you were in a coma, for example, would you want to be kept alive by artificial means even if there was little hope of regaining consciousness?
Either they are propping up the sellout streak by artificial means, or there are hundreds - some nights maybe thousands - of fans who are spending tons of money to buy tickets and don't bother showing up.
1987: The Catholic Church spoke out against conception by artificial means.
Therefore, it will stubbornly resist any attempt that tries to prop up its currency, yuan, by artificial means which inevitably would hit the exports.
The addition of a skylight brings natural light into spaces that are typically illuminated only by artificial means, thus making these rooms more energy efficient.
As Ms Rausing makes clear, in all international racing jurisdictions, a racehorse is not considered a thoroughbred if it is conceived by artificial means, so if Britain and Ireland were to take a unilateral stance we would be unable to sell our horses for racing overseas.
In that sense, the biological organisms are created and designed by artificial means.
1 : to supply (as land) with water by artificial means <irrigate crops>
In John Paul II's words: "The administration of water and food, even when provided by artificial means, always represents a natural means of preserving life, not a medical act.
Michael Schiavo has continually insisted that he finally succeeded in having Terri's feeding tube removed because he was respecting Terri's wisheswhich she could no longer communicatethat she did not want to be kept alive by artificial means.
Vatican City -- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued replies to two questions posed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), regarding the supplying of nutrition and hydration by artificial means to PVS (permanent vegetative state) patients.
The under-employed classes in the town were naturally dependent on seasonal work during the summer months and by the 1880s there were calls to extend the season by artificial means and provide more employment.
They say their daughter would agree with the church's position that providing food and water, even by artificial means, was "moral and obligatory.
Brown has managed to keep unemployment low by artificial means,ie the hiring of droves of civil servants and other public sector employees,most of those engaged performing administrative tasks of doubtful practical value.
Kass also points to the "undesired consequences of medical success in sustaining life, as more and more people are kept alive by artificial means in greatly debilitated and degraded conditions.