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  • adv. In a capacious manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a capacious manner or degree; comprehensively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a capacious manner or degree.


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  • The children flooded about Aunt Bella like a rising tide and were capaciously hugged and kissed ere they departed with their nurses to the swimming beach.


  • U.S. courts, including the Supreme Court, have been reluctant to allow the government to use capaciously worded federal statutes in ways that burden activities protected by the First Amendment.

    Payments and News-Gathering: The New First Amendment Threat

  • He is the Molly Ivins of the historical profession, a razor-witted, capaciously well-read scholar and critic of scholars, who is often seen at professional gatherings holding court in the hotel bar or leading a large group out to a fabulous restaurant.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • "Reading this book is to be immersed in India, you feel you are living that life, such is the power of this acute, stubbornly honest, capaciously minded writer to recreate his times."

    A shameless attempt at jumping aboard the Nobel bandwagon

  • Mr. Sennett regards skilled work capaciously, though; it is one form of what economists broadly call human capital.

    The Art of Doing Something Well

  • One advantage to defining “reasoning” capaciously, as here, is that it helps one recognize that the processes whereby we come to be concretely aware of moral issues are integral to moral reasoning more narrowly understood.

    Moral Reasoning

  • And of course I am not arguing against the theological roots of Unitarian Universalism, but I think toward a more capaciously theological sense of these roots...

    Philocrites: Uh oh, it's salvation by hermeneutics.

  • We sipped at small glasses of sweet-smelling tea brought to us by a capaciously girthed Turk and fell into happy conversation or gossip if you prefer, denigrating the pompous and the talent-less who we felt were being preferred over us.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • Years afterwards, You-an-linga was wont to smile capaciously as she told that she really had seen Billy Too-gal, and that he made tracks “all asame” Too-bee, Oon-narra, and

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • The nobleman smiled capaciously, his jowls glimmering like the wet pouches of a satisfied frog.

    Mercadian Masques


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