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"by no means" in British English

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by no means

(also not by any means)
C1 not at all: It is by no means certain that we'll finish the project by June. This isn't the last we'll hear of it by any means.
(Definition of by no means from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"by no means" in American English

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by no means

(also not by any means)
not in any way: It is by no means clear what the president can do to end the strike. Note: Used to emphasize a negative statement.
(Definition of by no means from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by no means”
in Chinese (Simplified) 决不,一点都不…
in Chinese (Traditional) 決不,一點都不…
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