By-no-means meaning

(idiomatic) Certainly not; definitely not.

By no means am I suggesting that euthanasia should be outlawed, but rather that we should look at its inherent risks.

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The definition of by no means is absolutely or definitely not.

An example of by no means is how you might answer the question of whether you were late or not, if you were definitely on time.

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