Definitions

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  • adv. In a cancerous manner; like a cancer; malignant; spreading.
  • adv. With cancer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a cancer.

Etymologies

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cancerous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Taxpayers ultimately put up $180 billion to bail out AIG, which was cancerously interconnected to other financial institutions through its $2 trillion derivatives portfolio.

    Clearinghouses Are the Answer

  • That the history of Japanese mythology is not so cancerously distorted is perhaps the reason they are far more open to the design and productions of robots than

    The Robot Proletariat

  • Everything we know about terrorism tells us that it is nothing like fascism in its method of organization, that it has no one leader, that its cancerously-proliferating cells operate largely on their own.

    James Heffernan: When are we Going to Learn that War is the Worst Possible Way to Fight Terrorism?

  • More indirectly still (although cancerously effective) is the systemic destruction of American education.

    All that's missing are the uniforms!

  • When a field of law becomes cancerously intricate, some fundamental conflict of interest, some fundamental tension between opposing values, must lie at the root of the problem.

    A History of American Law

  • We have described how a system of checks and balances, in the trial process, grew almost cancerously.

    A History of American Law

  • If the Congress is unable to change our policy in Iraq, we will face the constitutional crisis of the generation: that Presidential power has grown so cancerously that even manifest failure can be continued in the face of popular and congressional disapproval.

    Consequence of staying the Course

  • She came to regret that last phrase, and wrote a whole book against the use of illness as metaphor, and yet this sentiment never led to any public curiosity about those who are not cancerously white.

    Notes on Susan

  • Oh, how presciently did de Tocqueville describe our present danger, and how cancerously have moral relativism and multiculturalism invaded the body politic!

    The "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case.

  • Love me cancerously, like a salt sore soaked in the sea

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