Both state and federal rulings have imposed additional punishments on women by dint of the fact they were pregnant.
The tensions here arise from the notion that democracies decide to go to war as nations, not by dint of decree.
In that battle for sovereign expression, by dint of diplomacy, organization and military acumen, the Zionists won handily.
Old English dynt "blow dealt in fighting" (especially by a sword), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (cf. Old Norse dyntr "blow, kick"). Phrase by dint of ... "by force of, by means of," is early 14c.