Definition of 'by design'
Example sentences containing 'by design'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The great players do not have it by accident, but by design. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Man is indeed a moral creature, not by accident but by design. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)If this was by design rather than by accident, she has worked out a winning formula. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it would be written by design, rather than agreed by compromise. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Whether by design or accident, this is what Britain is doing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Definition of by design from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.