Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a consumptive manner; in a way characteristic of or tending to consumption.
- adv. In a consumptive manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a way tending to or indication consumption.
“At eighteen, he was alarmingly, consumptively skinny.”
“He is not a speed reader but he reads consumptively.”
“Field efficiency is the ratio between the amount of water consumptively used by the crop and the amount applied at the outlet to the field.”
“Jim's existence, keeping herself and her three children on hasty pudding, and buying for Jim's consumptively craving appetite rich mince-pies and platefuls of good rich food from an eating-house hard by.”
“Senegalese and Turcos with rolling eyes and wreathed smiles sat at the tables in the Café de la Paix, paying extravagantly for their fire-water, and exalted by this luxury of life after the muddy hell of the trenches and the humid climate which made them cough consumptively between their gusts of laughter.”
“They are steadily of opinion, that consumptions are occasioned by these fires, and that all the subjects of Great Britain are consumptively disposed, merely because those who are so, go into Italy for change of air: though”
“The ability to NON-consumptively use surface water in natural waterbodies is not governed by any riparian or prior appropriative water rights system.”
“Water rights, consisting broadly of riparian rights and prior appropriation rights schema (as well as variations in between), are a different beast entirely and regulate the ability of private parties to consumptively USE surface water in natural waterbodies.”
“Had the consumptively sick composer finally made peace with the world?”
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