Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a denotative manner; by way of denotation.
“We need only to use the word denotatively, for when we speak of the conceit of a scholar, an official, or a soldier, we mean properly the desire for fame, the activity of getting oneself praised and recognized.”
“The denotatively and connotatively overloaded nomenclature of fantastic, fantastic marvellous and fantastic uncanny seem to me, therefore, deeply misapplied, with the latter two directly contradicting their consensus meanings.”
“If all it denotatively means is “someone with whom I disagree but against whom I can provide no logical argument” then I will proudly accept it.”
“I'm just saying denotatively or connotatively there's no correlative relevance to what we are discussing now when looking at a question, becuase if we implement already existing UN resolutions, we are simply following through with what that same body politic has authorized.”
“A genus is also commonly viewed denotatively, as a class containing smaller classes, its species; but in Logic it is, again, better to treat it connotatively, as a name whose definition is part of the definition of a given species.”
“So to set aside these basic logical concepts when arguing that the idea of a multiverse is ludicrous comes across as stuffy, close-minded arrogance, as does finding fault with scientific theories or hypotheses based on MORAL grounds while denotatively correct, the connotation carries a strong RELIGIOUS association, making "ethical" a less biased and less misleading word choice.”
“BHO missed denotatively, but was connotatively barbed.”
“I do think that Aman contributes something important to the linguistic literature, and I think he ought to view a bit more seriously (and less rancorously) the opportunities accorded him by his experience with these powerful, private parts of the language to pursue a theme of analysis of its impact and why and how it carries so much weight, both denotatively and connotatively.”
“There are actually two things at work in the Handbook: one is a genuine concern, when a generalized statement about people is to be made, about being unfair to women through the use of references which, though denotatively neutral, carry the strong scent of maleness.”
“That’s how we got to the point where the word “racist” which denotatively means to ascribe negative characteristics on the basis of genetics, has connotatively come to mean a bad and dishonest person.”
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