Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a moderate manner, or to a moderate degree, amount, or extent; not excessively: as, water moderately warm.
- adv. In a moderate manner.
- adv. To a moderate extent or degree.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a moderate manner or degree; to a moderate extent.
- adv. with moderation; in a moderate manner
- adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
- moderate + -ly (Wiktionary)
“In the early 1990s, the center began using electric shocks, which it characterizes as moderately painful.'”
“S.n. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he could end up voting for S.tomayor but wants to make sure she is the judge with what he called a moderately liberal record, not a liberal activist.”
“If I hit the gym three noon hours each week, I can keep in moderately good condition.”
“They essentially get paid a bonus because having them stay put and perform moderately is preferable to the risk of trying to hire a better replacement.”
“Bait and switch for bass works best in moderately thick cover: Beds of lily pads, scattered logs or standing timber, or patches of dense milfoil or hydrilla mixed with small pockets of open water are all good examples.”
“Patients came for problems they themselves classified as moderately severe.”
“The position advanced here might be characterized as moderately pessimistic as regarding ability to render L/E decisions.”
“Then your Majesty's Lord High Chancellor defines it as his opinion, that divorce a vinculo should remain moderately expensive, and be”
“He has given you a teacher of righteousness, (so the margin reads it, for the same word that signifies the rain signifies a teacher. and that which we translate moderately is according to righteousness), and this teacher of righteousness, says one of the rabbin, is the King Messias, and of him many others understand this; for he is a teacher come from God, and he shows us the way of righteousness.”
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