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  • adv. In a manner which is European or in a way that is characteristic of the Europeans.


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European +‎ -ly


  • Europeanly speaking, single-handed, this may have seemed an imprudent course, and no doubt it was not altogether unattended with danger; but it luckily turned out that the tiger was stone dead, though he was lying in such a natural position that we had some doubts as to whether he might not be shamming, even when we got within fifteen yards of him.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • Out of a missionary school came marching, two and two, sixteen prim and pious little Christian black girls, Europeanly clothed -- dressed, to the last detail, as they would have been dressed on a summer Sunday in an

    Following the Equator

  • Lord Edward are one of the most Europeanly delicate ideas of the whole work.

    The Thirteen

  • Guardian, who compares [the protagonist] Tim's life to "something out of early Paul Auster - resonant but opaque, Europeanly alienated but firmly located in an American landscape."

    New Statesman

  • It is difficult to conceive the state of isolation in which we lived, and as we were all Europeanly speaking single handed, and could seldom leave home, we often had not for weeks together an opportunity of seeing a single white face, and so rare indeed was a visit from a neighbour that, when one was coming to see me, I used to sit on a hill watching for the first glimpse of him, like a shipwrecked mariner on a desert island watching for the glimpse of a sail on the horizon.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • I confess that after such an exhibition of temper on the part of the tiger and the nature of the jungle I, being Europeanly speaking single-handed, was not so very comfortable at the idea of approaching him, but luckily a toddyman who had run up a tree (these men are wonderful climbers) when the tiger charged, and was afraid for some time to come down, now emerged from the jungle, and reported that he could see the tiger from the tree he had climbed into.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore


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