Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an avoidable manner.

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  • adverb In a manner so as to be avoidable.

Etymologies

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avoidable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • A November 2010 report from the Health and Human Services inspector general concluded that one in seven Medicare patients is harmed by medical care, nearly half of those avoidably.

    Data Spur Changes in VA Care

  • I've seen quite a few terrible -- lazy, incompetent, drunk, foolish or otherwise avoidably stupid -- "hunters" in TX, and I retreat and seek cover whenever and wherever I encounter them, or simply leave the area.

    NRA Pushes PA Crossbows

  • I've seen quite a few terrible -- lazy, incompetent, drunk, foolish or otherwise avoidably stupid -- "hunters" in TX, and I retreat and seek cover whenever and wherever I encounter them, or simply leave the area.

    NRA Pushes PA Crossbows

  • Up to 24,000 people with diabetes are dying avoidably each year because they do not receive the right healthcare or do not manage their condition properly, a government-commissioned report has revealed.

    Diabetes report reveals 24,000 a year die from condition avoidably early

  • It means motorists who kill while avoidably distracted could for the first time face prison.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Conservatives enjoy fulminating about the nation and tradition but never actually want to risk hurting anyone avoidably.

    Cast Out Of Heaven

  • Never before in history will so much crop diversity be lost intentionally and avoidably as the day the bull-dozers roar into Pavlovsk Station.

    Cary Fowler: The Second Siege: Saving Seeds Revisited

  • Never before in history will so much crop diversity be lost intentionally and avoidably as the day the bull-dozers roar into Pavlovsk.

    Cary Fowler: The Second Siege: Saving Seeds Revisited

  • Never before in history will so much crop diversity be lost intentionally and avoidably as the day the bull-dozers roar into Pavlovsk.

    Cary Fowler: The Second Siege: Saving Seeds Revisited

  • Most insomniacs avoidably become, in essence, their own worst enemies, mishandling the malady through habit-forming drugs or seemingly benign but flawed methodology.

    The Waking Dead

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