Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an artificial manner; by art or human skill and contrivance.
- With good contrivance; with skill or ingenuity.
- Artfully; craftily.
- adv. In an artificial manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an artificial manner; by art, or skill and contrivance, not by nature.
- adv. obsolete Ingeniously; skillfully.
- adv. obsolete Craftily; artfully.
- adv. not according to nature; not by natural means
- artificial + -ly (Wiktionary)
“This is what I refer to as artificially constraining legislation.”
“Hachette has become the latest publisher to announce that it was done with what it calls the artificially depressed e-book prices imposed by Amazon.”
“Fossil fuels remain artificially cheap because we don't have to make them; we simply withdraw them from the global account, clean and purify them a bit, and burn them up.”
“If the foreclosure process is halted and lending practices are thoroughly investigated, it might eventually force bankers to own up to their own lawlessness -- and write down billions of dollars in artificially inflated assets.”
“They live in artificially lit shanty-arcologies and depend on shipment piracy for survival.”
“The metal helmet is her life support and what keeps her dead brain artificially alive by pumping oxygen into it and zapping it with small amounts of electricity to maintain its basic functions.”
“But whether the west should accelerate this position artificially is not something I advise.”
“The alternative is highly enriched uranium, or HEU, the variant of natural uranium that has been refined to contain artificially dense concentrations of the fissionable isotope U‑235.”
“The long-term artificially supported U.S. sugar price has cost U.S. consumers at least $ 1.6 billion a year, with, as you point out, many additional negative economic effects.”
“It called the dangerous situation in artificially divided Germany to everyone's attention.”
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