from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. By means of an instrument or agency; as means to an end
- adv. With instruments of music;
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By means of an instrument or agency; as means to an end.
- adv. With instruments of music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As an instrument, means, or tool; by way of an instrument; in the nature of an instrument; as means to an end.
- By means of an instrument, a tool, or a machine.
- With instruments of music.
Normative hedonism is the claim that only pleasure has value and only pain has disvalue non-instrumentally, that is, independently of the value of anything they might cause or prevent.
But as knives are instruments of good as well as mayhem, we have problems with not “put [ting] into the hands of a few hateful actors an ability to instrumentally ... disrupt others” (with the potential “disrupt” far beyond classroom trouble).
The London Symphony played on part of the record, so some of the scenes in Bridget Jones used some of the parts where the London Symphony is playing instrumentally.
In listening to those remarkable duets, the pianist somehow made himself into both halves of that equation at once: Like Mr. Bennett, he sings the words (he "sings" them instrumentally, if you 'll permit me that metaphor) and he tells the story; and like Evans, he does brilliant things with the chords and the musical elements.
A young women who has such a huge talent vocally, lyrically and instrumentally, combined with a resolute determination to make herself heard, can only be destined for good things.
We kind of carried over some of the jug band roots, instrumentally at least, into what we were doing as a country-rock band, so it just kind of became this "Dirt Band" music, essentially.
Defending human rights could help, but if, and only if, it is not employed instrumentally.
Thus, it can be instrumentally rational to vote even in winner-take-all elections with very large number of voters.
Instead of using the market instrumentally as a platform for the collection of their share of profits from public companies, investors have become reconciled to treating their hard-earned dollars like so many chips on the green felt of a casino.
The title track, used instrumentally in the second Matrix movie, is just terrific, with startling lyrics and pain you can feel, but there are Tom Waits-ian drinking songs wtf?