Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an arrant manner; notoriously; impudently: in a bad sense.

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

  • adverb Notoriously, in an ill sense; infamously; impudently; shamefully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an arrant manner; utterly, thoroughly, outright.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

arrant +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Twice her lips moved to the verge of speech; yet, caught so arrantly in the act, she was unable to phrase any passing thought.

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  • I boxed, swam, sailed, rode horses, lived in the open an arrantly healthful life, and passed life insurance examinations with flying colours.

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  • R—, a woman with whom I was more than casually preoccupied during my last few months in the city, and who belonged to a top-story, hands-off-you-sodden-peasant Garden District social caste, owned a large, enviable collection of 1970s soul LPs that she had arranged in a kind of rampart around her unmade, canopied, arrantly invitational bed.

    Living With Music: Bill Cotter - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • R—, a woman with whom I was more than casually preoccupied during my last few months in the city, and who belonged to a top-story, hands-off-you-sodden-peasant Garden District social caste, owned a large, enviable collection of 1970s soul LPs that she had arranged in a kind of rampart around her unmade, canopied, arrantly invitational bed.

    Living With Music: Bill Cotter - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Mother Hubbard election bone arrantly thrown where doing nothing was viewed as wise business.

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  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

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  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

    Heaven Lake

  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

    Heaven Lake

  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

    Heaven Lake

  • By the time they reached the rail station plaza the next morning, the sun was warm and arrantly bright.

    Heaven Lake

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