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  • adv. In a fractious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fractious manner.

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

  • adv. in a fractious manner
  • adv. in a peevish manner

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Examples

  • More recently, the Warren Buffett-inspired tax debate, regarding whether millionaires should pay at least the same tax rate as the common worker, has surfaced fractiously, pitting President Obama and Democrats against most Republicans.

    Michael Shank: Why 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests? America's High Rates of Poverty & Income Inequality

  • More recently, the Warren Buffet-inspired tax debate, regarding whether millionaires should pay at least the same tax rate as the common worker, has surfaced fractiously, pitting President Obama and Democrats against most Republicans.

    America cannot afford such inequality | Michael Shank

  • "But it's only a third of the amount I asked for," protested Demi fractiously.

    'Whaddya mean, no adverbs?' asked Tom swiftly.

  • Republicans may be struggling in the dunk tank since the last national elections, holding onto each other for warmth and flotation in the Senate and House and fractiously searching for a new overarching identity to avoid being the outlying party for the next several decades.

    Phil Bronstein: GOP Pols Believe in Outsourcing -- the Dirty Work

  • Republicans may be struggling in the dunk tank since the last national elections, holding onto each other for warmth and flotation in the Senate and House and fractiously searching for a new overarchi ...

    Phil Bronstein: GOP Pols Believe in Outsourcing -- the Dirty Work

  • His reputation (speaking of the Pequod) is an extraordinary ship in which Marxists, cricket buffs, black activists, Pan-Africanists, and lovers of belles lettres sail together, albeit fractiously.

    Bowling Alone

  • Today, the 16 acres in Lower Manhattan are still a hole in the ground, with the foundation for a single building barely laid, no compelling vision for what will be built, and the whole process still sputtering along fractiously and inconclusively.

    From Mao to Wow!

  • From the sketchy evidence, they behaved toward each other like typical siblings, a little fractiously, each trying to get an edge.

    Mark Twain

  • Edmund continued to wail fractiously and she jogged him against her body.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • It was all, thought Odin fractiously, too much for someone at his time of life, which was extremely advanced, but not in any particular direction.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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