by artificial means

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Synonyms for by artificial means

not according to nature

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Explaining the entire case of living will, Bhushan said, "The issue is whether a person who has been afflicted by an illness, by which he has been rendered unconscious and there is no hope according to the medical opinion of his revival, he is suffering of a terminal illness, or is in a permanent vegetative state, whether he has right to give an advanced directive or leave a will that he should not be kept alive by ventilators or by artificial means and whether the doctors and other people are bound to follow his wishes.
It speaks of attempts to preserve by artificial means, by agencies looking from outside and not from within.
And as William Faulkner said, "The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
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 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.
1987: The Catholic Church spoke out against conception by artificial means. 2000: George Best was said to be making a good recovery after being hospitalised with liver problems.
They say their daughter would agree with the church's position that providing food and water, even by artificial means, was "moral and obligatory." The 2nd District Court of Appeals, in Lakeland, issued the denial without a written opinion.