courtesy of

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Hi all,

I look up in the Oxford Dictionary and it said that :
courtesy of somebody/something
  1. (also by courtesy of somebody/something)with the official permission of somebody/something and as a favour
    • The pictures have been reproduced by courtesy of the British Museum.
  2. given as a prize or provided free by a person or an organization
    • Win a weekend in Rome, courtesy of Fiat.
  3. as the result of a particular thing or situation
    • Viewers can see the stadium from the air, courtesy of a camera fastened to the plane.
Does "courtesy of" in this sentence the third definition? If not, could you explain and give me more example ? (Thanks!)

Sometimes, we even imprison ourselves with a narrative of self-flagellation -- I know you guys all know these stories. The "everyone's life is better than mine" story, courtesy of social media. The "I'm an impostor" story, the "I'm unlovable" story, the "nothing will ever work out for me" story.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, roughly. Here it’s equivalent to “as supplied by”. It’s similar to “thanks to” (= because of or with the aid of).
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