- doctor + -ly (Wiktionary)
“SM goes on to commiserate with Gunn over the pneumonia he had mentioned he was recovering from, gives him some doctorly admonishments to rest up and kvetches about his own ailments.”
“I'm reluctant to say too much about it, or even to explain it let's just say that a combination of doctorly advice and husbandly heroism and sheer desperation and luck and blessedness probably have much to do with it.”
“It is also doctorly in the sense that Obama thinks about the body politic as a whole thing.”
“I will suggest that listening is a doctorly skill, as is noticing, and then responding at just the right level.”
“YET ANOTHER endless, mind-numbing forty-seven page long blurb from victoria, who day in and day out thinks her uppity, doctorly opinions are welcome, relavant, superior, not coma-inducing...”
“He didn't call me doctor though, I think they only do it when I'm leaving the office and it looks more doctorly of me, not when i'm just walking around Mwanza like any old schlep.”
“Out of some misbegotten doctorly instinct I raised one of her eyelids, meaning, I suppose, to check the dilation of her pupils.”
“I venture onto the slippery slope of doctorly concern.”
“Bashir's voice had settled back into doctorly steadiness.”
“The great tall office, bare but for cheap doctorly paraphernalia, was even more storied.”
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