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- adv. In a tepid or halfhearted manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tepid manner; lukewarmly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an unenthusiastically lukewarm manner
In a sure sign that Obama's on the right track, The Wall Street Journal editorial page grudgingly, and tepidly, applauded the move, though like you wanted more.
Romney has campaigned tepidly in Iowa -- wary of being dealt a setback like the one he suffered when he finished second there in 2008.
Though idiomatically set for voice, it is rhythmically square, tepidly orchestrated and lacks a distinctive musical profile.
Previous surveys had found that Americans more generally had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, but showed him with at least tepidly supportive ratings among Republicans.
Blue-chip stocks moved tepidly higher, led by sectors more sensitive to economic health, and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below 2.4% as investors geared up for another round of potential Treasury buying by the Federal Reserve.
It's losing its timeslot to ABC's also-tepidly-rated Detroit 1-8-7 and CBS 'powerhouse The Good Wife.
Cautiously, I allowed myself to get involved with a man who had gone through the journey of divorce and tepidly I walked into his life.
Of course, that could just be the tepidly liberal spin on a deal that is shaping up to be the "NAFTA of the Pacific," as activists call it: a pact that coddles corporate interests like sweatshop manufacturers, pharmaceutical makers and agribusinesses seeking to eliminate any barriers to profit.
Bill Tomson and Scott Kilman of theWall Street Journal reported that Vilsack's rejection of a compromise proposal -- partial deregulation, which was vehemently opposed by biotech companies and only tepidly accepted by non-GE interests -- was the result of an Obama administration review of "burdensome" regulations.
The same can be said for the U.S. and President Obama, who has only tepidly supported Israel as a democratic partner.
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