from The Century Dictionary.
- In an authoritative manner.
- With due authority.
- With a show of authority.
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- adverb In an
authoritativemanner, being worthy of trust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in an authoritative and magisterial manner
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We want to make sure that you know what we know as authoritatively, as responsibly as we have it.
Hereby the community or whole body of the faithful, even to the meanest member, are vested from Christ with full power and authority actually to discharge and execute all acts of order and jurisdiction without exception: e.g. To preach the word authoritatively, dispense the sacraments, ordain their officers, admonish offenders, excommunicate the obstinate and incorrigible, and absolve the penitent.
"'Enry," she called authoritatively, "stop teasing those girls, Hi say.
The divinity of Jesus Christ is indicated by the specific names and titles authoritatively applied to Him.
People call authoritatively for the 'Joy of Life' and theatrical managers call for farces, as though the Joy of Life lay in being foolish, and in describing people who each and every one are suffering from St. Vitus 'dance or idiocy.
It is the fashion in this country, and a very bad fashion, when we find a remarkable portrait with no name authoritatively attached to it, to christen it at random after some eminent man, and there it remains to perplex or mislead.
One word authoritatively declaring man's immortality, a word which by infallible token I could know to be a word from the Supreme, would to me be worth infinitely more than all the conjectures, hopes, and reasonings of all the philosophers.
And when the Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that the Geneva Conventions, which broadly prohibit all mistreatment of wartime detainees, applied to al-Qaeda, the OLC lawyers wrote still another secret opinion recommending that President Bush issue an executive order that would "authoritatively" establish that the CIA's tactics did not violate the laws of war — simply because the president said so.
Incidentally, that neat little dirty trick the KMT played with former AIT director Doug Paal on Saturday, where they brought Paal in to speak "authoritatively" on the Green Card issue, illuminates some of the connections between international capital and the KMT: Paal is now a vice chairman at JP Morgan.
I mean, four and a half years into war, one would think that everybody could learn the basics -- but many, including plenty of people who comment authoritatively or "authoritatively", still haven't made the effort to understand the situation, so those who have deserve credit.