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- adv. In a selective manner, only affecting or applying to some selected cases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By means of selected specimens; by selection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. by selection; in a selective manner
The Bush Administration's policy of "no negotiations with terrorists," with the label selectively applied, makes no more sense in this hemisphere than in other parts of the world.
After diffusing the emitter, Hoerni again selectively etched the oxide layer to provide for alloy contacts (f).
Ms. Rosin selectively quoted articles supporting her perspective that there is insufficient evidence for the health benefits of breast-feeding, and ignored the mass of data that provides ample evidence for its benefits.
McCain selectively "rejected" statements made by Hateful Hagee but never denounced the endorsement.
: 1) Expelled quotes Charles Darwin selectively to connect his ideas to eugenics and the Holocaust.
Yes a Bennite, though she used the term selectively - she dropped it when it got in the way of her career.
Operating on the premise that credit will improve over the next 12 to 18 months as the economy stabilizes, leading to higher earnings and fatter stock valuations, Morgan Stanley is pitching clients on the idea of selectively building positions in large-cap and mid-cap bank stocks even though bank shares are up about 8% since the end of second quarter earnings reports.
To call selectively for a more humane perspective in one arena while espousing violent and predatory views in most others is nothing but crass opportunism.
And I said we would, therefore, vigorously oppose the idea of selectively recounting manually the votes in four heavily Democratic counties.
Although we do not understand why Opa1 overexpression selectively influences the abundance of only the lower molecular weight Opa1 species, our findings support the conclusion that this antiserum specifically recognizes Opa1.
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