Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the manner of an acrostic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb After the manner of an acrostic.

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  • adverb In the manner of an acrostic.

Etymologies

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acrostic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • Greek word for fish, ichthuz, was arranged acrostically to make the phrase Iesouz Christos, Theou Uioz, Soter; cf. Smith and Cheetham,

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • Jesus Christ the Saviour Son of God, arranged acrostically, so that the first letters of its words formed the word [Greek: ichthus], fish.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Wellhausen (Die kleinen Proph., 1898) holds that the noteworthy difference between the two parts from the point of view of poetical construction is due to the fact that the writer abandoned halfway his undertaking to write acrostically.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • (although it has also been noted that "Eight Nought One" acrostically spells his name - unless of course it's "Eight Zero One," which would make his name Brian Ezo). 801 performed three critically highly acclaimed concerts: in Norfolk, at the Reading Festival and the final concert on 3 September at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Zinhof

  • "You grow to think acrostically and be up to all the tricks of the trade.

    The Red Redmaynes

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