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  • adv. In a dissolute manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dissolute manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a loose or relaxed manner; so as to loosen or set free.
  • Unrestrainedly.
  • In a moral sense, loosely; wantonly; in dissipation or debauchery; without restraint: as, to spend money dissolutely.

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

  • adv. in a dissolute way

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Examples

  • Among them is Jeff Atmana jaded, dissolutely resolute journalistwhose dedication to the cause of Bellini-fuelled party-going is only intermittently disturbed by the obligation to file a story.

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  • Now we have Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, that tale of doomed romance set against the backdrop of ex-pats living dissolutely in Paris and the bloody bullfighting in Spain.

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  • A wisp of hair waves dissolutely across her forehead between her eyes.

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  • And I intend to approove by mine, what argument of infallible truth, the same benignity delivereth of it selfe, by enduring patiently the faults of them, that (both in word and worke) should declare unfaigned testimony of such gracious goodnesse, and not to live so dissolutely as they doe.

    The Decameron

  • As, for proof, now: a purse of gold most resolutely snatched on Monday night and most dissolutely spent on Tuesday morning; got with swearing “Lay by” and spent with crying “Bring in;” now in as low an ebb as the foot of the ladder and by and by in as high a flow as the ridge of the gallows.

    The first part of King Henry the Fourth

  • It is a fery discretion answer; save the fall is in the ort ‘dissolutely:’ the ort is, according to our meaning, ‘resolutely:’ his meaning is good.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • For Demades indeed was himself the mere wreck of his country, living and ruling so dissolutely, that Antipater took occasion to say of him, when he was now grown old, that he was like

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  • For now, having shaken off the bridle, her mind wanders dissolutely and intemperately, drawing the body with it to the same licentiousness.

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  • Then he will neither conduct himself dissolutely, nor corrupt by abuse those things which God requires to be preserved.

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  • Shall they cease striving against sin, live dissolutely, give their lusts their swing, and be as bad as the worst of men?

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