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  • adv. in a consenting manner, showing consent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With consent; in a compliant manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a consenting or acquiescent manner.


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consenting +‎ -ly


  • Not until she repeated that it was all right and nodded her head consentingly did he go to the bone.


  • Keep in mind, under your proposed statute, that a woman infected with an STD, who is aware of that fact, can have unprotected sex knowingly and consentingly with a healthy male, who is then himself prosecutable for the risk another intentionally subjected him to by virtue only of his gender.


  • The whole reference of his errand seemed to mark her for Strether as by this time consentingly familiar to him, and nothing yet had so despoiled her of a special shade of consideration.

    The Ambassadors

  • Strether felt, oddly enough, before these facts, freshly and consentingly passive; they again so rubbed it into him that the couple thus fixing his attention were intimate, that his intervention had absolutely aided and intensified their intimacy, and that in fine he must accept the consequence of that.

    The Ambassadors

  • Pocock was normally and consentingly though not quite wittingly out of the question.

    The Ambassadors

  • "I come up," said Flor, consentingly, and quite as if he had got the better of the discussion.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • The broker looked vastly disappointed, but smiled consentingly.

    Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York A Series of Stories and Sketches Portraying Many Singular Phases of Metropolitan Life

  • Do you help her tactfully and consentingly -- the only help which rests people -- or do you argue each point, so that it is far less trouble to do the thing twice over than to ask you?

    Stray Thoughts for Girls

  • And is it made more reasonable by the fact that when I brought about the THATNESS of the evil WHATNESS decreed to come by the thatness of all else beside, I did so consentingly and aware of no 'impediments outside of my own nature'?

    Familiar Letters of William James I

  • He had now no scruple about giving her time to arrive, but she didn't arrive, and when he went away still missing her he was quite profanely and consentingly sorry.

    The Altar of the Dead


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