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  • adv. In a besotted manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a besotted or foolish manner.


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besotted +‎ -ly


  • They are losers who besottedly have slain their children without knowledge, and have forbidden that which Allah bestowed upon them, inventing

    The Invasion | ATTACKERMAN

  • It was hard to decide whether to gaze besottedly into his hot chocolate-dark brown eye or to catch tiny glimpses of myself in the iris of his new silver one.

    Silver Zombie

  • BK-based K125's a custom dip operation from a lifelong salsa enthusiast who's been doing her thing ever since she could "mash mass-marketed salsa with an avocado", but started in earnest after she besottedly agreed to enter NY's Guactacular competition and came home with the People's Choice award, which unlike the Teen Choice award doesn't always go to the cutest pico de guy-o.

    Thrillist: Kitchen125: Custom Dip...Delivered

  • I fell completely besottedly for Dylan Thomas at that age because that's an age when indentation and richness really resonate for you.

    Rowan Williams on Writing

  • Mr. Malone's father termed himself a gentleman: he was poor and in debt, and besottedly arrogant; and his son was like him.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He arranges an apparent tryst at Hero's window involving Hero's lady-in-waiting, Margaret, and a henchman of Don John's, Borachio, with whom Margaret is besottedly in love.


  • In a contrasting version, Mars is besottedly enslaved to the woman's beauty, emasculated by her charm and no longer a great warrior.


  • Mentally she ticked off Megan's euphoric description of him-one Saskia bad previously put down to the near ravings of a woman besottedly in love.

    The Demetrios Virgin

  • There was, however, someone who was besottedly in love with him.

    Last Chance to See

  • As he greeted her, Basil swept such an appraising glance over her as to make her cheeks turn bright red and then stared so besottedly into her brown eyes that she nearly reeled from the impact.

    The English Witch


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