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  • adv. In a base manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.
  • adv. Illegitimately; in bastardy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a base manner; meanly; dishonorably.
  • In a base or mean condition; illegitimately; in bastardy.
  • At a low rate; cheaply.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a despicable, ignoble manner


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  • The morning and evening papers of the day following held an unholy hush on the greatest news story of years; but Honolulu was half a-giggle and half aghast at the whispered reports, not always basely exaggerated, that circulated wherever two Honoluluans chanced to meet.


  • The law as currently written states that the Arizona attorney general or a county attorney cannot investigate complaints basely solely on such factors.

    Arizona lawmakers tackle immigration law race concerns

  • However, should you at this critical Time, shut up the Press, and basely desert us, depend upon it, your House, Person and Effects, will be in imminent Danger.

    The King's Best Highway

  • And the "tax and nanny issues" for Daschle and Geithner, though each basely stupid on its own merits, do not really have that reek of malfeasance or hubristic neglect that seems to be emanating ever-forth from the towers of Wall Street.

    Stuart Whatley: The Case For Hypocrisy

  • That said I have seen and read much about this highly anticipated documentary from the basely hilarious and artistically fearless political gadfly that is Michael Moore.

    Moore Capitalism: It's Time to Have the Conversation

  • He must realise that he would have to adjudicate, impossibly, between the needs of banks to restore order in their balance sheets and “national needs” such as lending to small businesses, or, more basely, pouring money into marginal constituencies.

    Nationalising the banks would just create new problems

  • His divination tells him that Obama is not ideologically pure and is going to basely sell out the rightous leftists who elected him to the evil center-rightists.

    Obama Advisers: He's Not Moving To The Center

  • If we wish to be free - if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending - if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained - we must fight!

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • District 5 is basely in the D camp because of KCMO.

    Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) Has No Problems With Repressive, Murderous Dictatorships - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • Those wishing to deprive us of this right must know that they are not more civilized, but more decadent in seeking to elevate those who basely take power to themselves to do as they will and not be held accountable up to the same level as those who maintain citizenship in Nations by acting lawfully.

    The Guantanamo Bay military prison meets the requirements of the Geneva Conventions.


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  • Short ceremony, friends;

    But yet it must be decent. First, this laurel

    Shall crown my hero’s head: he fell not basely,

    Nor left his shield behind him.—Only thou

    Couldst triumph o’er thyself; and thou alone

    Wert worthy so to triumph.

    - John Dryden, 'All for Love'.

    September 20, 2009