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- adv. According to iambic meter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the manner of an iambic.
This passage is in blank verse, that is, iambic pentameter, which is to say in a five-stress line composed of five 'feet' ( 'penta' means 'five') that move iambically from an unstressed to a stressed syllable: 'And all the clouds that loured upon our house'.
_Iliad_ must have died painlessly when his iambically disposed feet ventured too deeply into the quagmire of pedagogy, from which he was not to emerge.
I love the sonnet, maligned as it is both by ill-attempting friend and semi-sneering foe: of course, in our epic, Reserve ambles not about in this uncertain rhyme, but duly stalks abroad in the uniform dress; iambically still, though extricated from those involutions, time out of mind the requisite of sonnets.)
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