ordinary means

The measures—e.g., looking both ways before crossing a street—that a person, as the ‘steward’ of his/her own life, is required to use to ensure health and self-preservation

ordinary means

Medical ethics The measures that a person, as the 'steward' of his/her own life, is required to use to ensure health and self-preservation. See Reasonable person. Cf Extraordinary means.
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So it is, I believe," said Sancho, "except the affair of the blanket, which came to pass in reality by ordinary means.
It mattered not whether my impressions were derived through organs called ears, and were communicated by others called those of speech, or whether each function was performed by means of sensations and agencies too subtle to be detected by ordinary means.
In his landmark 1852 work The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman wrote, "A university training is the great ordinary means to a great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society.
It's PS40, PS50, PS60 for a ticket, making it very difficult for people of ordinary means to take a family to a game.
These cannot be rooted out through ordinary means because they have infiltrated the machinery of the state -- the police and the governance system.
Providing healthy, high-quality food to people of ordinary means.
We Christian laity are told that we must use ordinary means to follow church laws.
Moonlighting as a taxi driver, he foolishly thinks selling cocaine for 'easy money' will help him to maintain a lifestyle far beyond his ordinary means.
Joel Kinnaman Westlund in Moonlighting as a taxi driver, he foolishly thinks selling cocaine for 'easy money' will help him to maintain a lifestyle far beyond his ordinary means.
Damra said weight loss surgery could be life-saving for excessively obese people who fail to reduce their weight via medical or other ordinary means, or "when a strict diet meant to reduce weight, unfortunately results in adverse effects as weight suddenly jumps to even higher levels than the pre-regime condition as soon as the diet stops.
In the Reformed tradition we call this the ordinary means of grace.
I think that this quality of Catholicism is what sticks in the craw of so many professional politicians, bureaucrats, and palace creep-hangers: that the Faith itself is passed on by ordinary means.