by virtue of
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- (idiomatic) because of; on the grounds of; by reason of
- 2018 June 18, Phil McNulty, “Tunisia 1 - 2 England”, in BBC Sport:
- England's domination of the first half was almost total, but they somehow contrived to allow Tunisia to raise themselves off the floor by virtue of rank carelessness from Southgate's side.