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  • adv. In a cadaverous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a cadaverous manner.


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cadaverous +‎ -ly


  • He was impressively tall, cadaverously thin, yet upright and youthful-looking for his age, clean shaven and silver-haired, with high, prominent cheekbones and a large aquiline nose.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • They were Asian men, the officers saw, diminutive and cadaverously thin.

    ‘The Snakehead’

  • Good answer, because at that moment — 8: 15, give or take — Mr. Lagerfeld himself was making his way cadaverously to the party.

    Bleeding for Zaha: Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld Can Only Hope to Contain Her

  • She is clearly unnerved by the cadaverously genteel Dr. Mirakle and there's no rational explanation for why she allows herself to be put into his carriage but she does... only to find herself a prisoner in Mirakle's lair, tied to an X-beam and bled for "science."

    31 Screams: Arlene Francis

  • “We still think some of us will make it,” Elect Philip, a cadaverously thin old man, told the Orange County Register in 1995.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The front row of every show was packed with cadaverously thin, minute celebs — Winona, the Olsen twins, La Lohan — sporting boulder-sized heads (and those massive sunglasses!).

    Fashion Week Freaks! Here Is Handy Primer

  • The rebels of Dystopia are led by an cadaverously ancient Rick Jones, The Hulk's former teen sidekick back in the day.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • One of the rear doors had opened, and in front of that doorway stood a cadaverously thin, bald man dressed completely in black.


  • He looked cadaverously old, but otherwise healthy.

    Cube Route

  • The rest of the man was hidden in his silvery-grey robe of state, but from the way it hung on him, T'fyrr suspected he was cadaverously thin.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale


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