Definition of By nature

1. Adverb. Through inherent nature. "He was naturally lazy"

Exact synonyms: Naturally

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Lexicographical Neighbors of By Nature

by foot
by golly
by gum
by gummy
by hand
by heart
by hook or by crook
by inches
by jingo
by luck
by machine
by means of
by memory
by mistake
by mouth
by nature (current term)
by no means
by one's lights
by one's own hand
by oneself
by owner
by rail
by right of office
by rights
by sail
by selection
by small degrees
by steam
by the Grace of God
by the book

Literary usage of By nature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1898)
"28, §§5-12). 18. ' Moral goodness or evil,' Locke concludes, ' is the Their object is pleasure, but pleasure given not by nature but bylaw. ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori (1912)
"True rest for muscles, intended by nature for action, is in orderly action; just as true rest for the lungs is the normal rhythm of respiration taken in ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As we kave seen, man is by nature entitled to beatitude, ... But the knowledge to which man is entitled by nature is not an immediate vision, ..."

4. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... all but a rib Crooked by nature, bent, as now appears, 885 More to the part finifter, from me drawn, Well if thrown out, ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"Guardian by Nature. — Guardian by nature is the father, and, ... (i) Tt was doubted for some time in the books, whether the guardian by nature was entitled ..."

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