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  • adverb In a acidulous manner; in a mildly sour or acid way.

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Examples

  • Stewart considered himself not a close friend of Kennedy, but a quote, "friendly acquaintance" -- and Stewart observed what we might call journalistic niceties more acidulously than Joe did.

    Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop -- Guardians of the American Century

  • "At least, you need not expect me to help you," Helen said acidulously.

    Hidden Gold

  • Guardy acidulously counseled his beloved Esmé not to be every species of

    The Clarion

  • "Any man that's soft-headed enough to have a gander followin 'him round everywhere he goes ought to have a guardeen appointed," suggested Mr. Tate, acidulously, after he had recovered his dog and had cuffed his ears.

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • They are "universally described as both the most wise and the most virtuous part of the community which" ” Mill adds acidulously ” "is not the Aristocratical [class]" (Mill 1992,

    James Mill

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