Definitions

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  • adv. In a ceremonious manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a ceremonious way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a ceremonious manner; formally; with due forms: as, to treat a person ceremoniously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a ceremonious manner

Etymologies

ceremonious +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The butler met him on the threshold, flanked by the usual array of footmen; and as he saw his portmanteau ceremoniously passed from hand to hand, Amherst once more felt the steel of the springe on his neck.

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  • Before riding off he devoted himself to the death for the Arab cause, drew his sword ceremoniously, and made to it, by name, a heroic speech.

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  • Half King was away at his cabin on Little Beaver Creek, but George learned that Monakatoocha, a Chief second only to Half King, was in the village and went to call ceremoniously on him.

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  • And, as though presenting him to another person, he gave his name and titles ceremoniously: -- Archibald von Kramer, Naval Lieutenant of the

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  • " Fergus dropped the last coin ceremoniously into the cloth pocket, pulled tight the drawstrings, and handed it to Jamie.

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  • A framed portrait of the Virgen de Guadalupe is brought ceremoniously down the main aisle and placed in front of the altar.

    American Grace

  • Similarly, in China's Fujian province in the Ming dynasty 1368 to 1644, women ceremoniously bound themselves into intimate unions with girls, and men did the same with boys.

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  • After Jumbo finished singing, he ceremoniously bowed and was bending over to catch his breath when Kreko screamed in his direction, "Hey, Jumbo, War knocked out the electricity!"

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  • WHEN PATRICK AND I arrived home, he ceremoniously carried his autographed poster to the third-floor playroom, where we hung it on the wall.

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  • From a network of operatives and bases around the world, to electronic eavesdropping and spy satellites, to the ability to train and dispatch forces to a suburb of the Pakistani capital, to the facilities to match DNA, to the aircraft carrier over whose side the body was ceremoniously dumped, Operation Get Osama was the feat of an enduring civilization.

    Civilization Vindicated

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