by any means necessary


: by doing whatever is needed
He vowed that he would succeed by any means necessary.

Examples of by any means necessary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In policy terms, this translates into selective decoupling, as Xi seeks to strengthen China’s economic strength through innovation by any means necessary and to reduce its economic vulnerability to potential Western sanctions. Steve Tsang, TIME, 11 May 2024 This was a wrestling match level mudslinging and takedown by any means necessary — women & children (& actual facts) be damned. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 Green wants to spread a message that’s less about faith in a patriarchal Judeo-Christian God and more about the people who come together to save their kids by any means necessary. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Other nations have scrambled to evacuate their citizens by any means necessary as the situation has deteriorated. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Jabrill Peppers, center, is still limited, but is working to get up to speed with his new team by any means necessary. Jim McBride,, 2 Aug. 2022 Bless the women who have become mothers by any means necessary. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 These are games the Patriots have to win by any means necessary, with anyone available. Christopher L. Gasper,, 4 Oct. 2022 Thanks to a combination of widespread immunity, effective COVID-19 treatments and a more benign virus, there’s less reason to suppress viral spread by any means necessary, said Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor who conducts public health research at UC San Francisco. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022

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“By any means necessary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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