by way of

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Possessing the characteristics, nature, or standing of; in the state or condition of.
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Thoreau, too, come to think of it, was, by way of being a prophet, a pioneer in this Emancipation of Man from Bothery.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'by way of':

by way ofBy the route of; through; via.
by way ofFor the purpose of; as a means, instance, type or form of.
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