Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a decided or determined manner; clearly; indisputably; in a manner to preclude doubt.
- adv. In a manner which leaves little question; definitely, clearly.
- adv. In a decided or final manner; resolutely.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a decided manner; indisputably; clearly; thoroughly.
- adv. without question and beyond doubt
- From decided + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“But Joan — in decidedly unsexy pajamas — overcomes her weakness for Roger, side-stepping his come-ons and sending him on his way: "I'm not a solution to your problems; I'm just another problem," she says.”
“He got caught with some miniscule number of vintage photos (out of a lot of tens of thousands) that showed young people in decidedly non-sexual positions, but still were judged child porn.”
“That's not really the case locally, where cyclists have been encouraged by, among others, our alleged mayor and his predecessor (who does not recall Ol 'Tom's Critical Mass cruise?) to act in decidedly anti-social, self-destructive, and quite foolish manners.”
“McCain most decidedly is * not* an over-50 hottie.”
“Basic errors of fact, such as referring to the constant pi (spelled ‘pie’!) as a recurring decimal, something it decidedly is not, and this is by a character who is supposedly a mathematical prodigy.”
“Tied to the Tracks, her first effort, is set in decidedly 21st century Georgia.”
“Each developed its own workplace subculture, at least one of which appears to have diverged decidedly from the ideal of tantric manhood.”
“I can tell you that it most decidedly is not, but that is not to say you cannot move here and get along just dandy.”
“Today, Iraqi National Security Adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, weighed in decidedly in favor of the progressive approach - â€ the immediate start of a redeployment.”
“Too many people claim to be Christian but act in decidedly unchristian ways.”
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Boosters in academic language, from Ken Hyland in Appendix 3 of Disciplinary Discourses (2000; Harlow, Essex:
Adverbs to make it perfectly clear that what I'm talking about is 100% correct, beyond the shadow of a doubt, no debate required thankyouverymuch. If you can't see that, you need to get your head e...
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