Definitions

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  • adv. Using casuistry or casuistics.
  • adv. From the perspective of casuistics or casuistry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a casuistic manner.

Etymologies

casuistical +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it's this inconsistency that points to the reason why cable news is casuistically mongering the taint.

    Bob Cesca: Why the Media Taint-Mongers are Continuing to Wrongfully Accuse Obama

  • This fact may be casuistically explained away; but is not less an obstacle to all progress and it will be one of the principal dangers threatening Al – Islam.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I feel a whole essay series coming on, in which I casuistically defend Derlethian heresy with a close reading of the sacred texts.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • For after all, as he now casuistically argued with himself, it was she and not he who was facing the immediate problem which had to be solved.

    An American Tragedy

  • How casuistically Dr. Kidd dismisses or accepts what little he allows himself to understand of them is neatly proven when, within a few paragraphs, he turns round implicitly to advocate constituting the text according to the very editorial rules he rejected for his one substantive example, or for printing the name of Johannes Jeep in roman.

    'The Scandal of Ulysses': An Exchange

  • Whether this should be done separately, that is, whether the subject matter should be taken casuistically before or after its theoretical treatment, or whether the method should be at the same time both theoretical and casuistical, is unimportant for the matter itself; the practical feasibility will decide this point, while for written works on moral theology the special aim of the author will determine it.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The scholar of the Renaissance, half-genius, half-charlatan, would have casuistically defended or apologised for his errors, and through the wreathing mists of sophistry would have shot forth ever and anon some ray of truth.

    Robert Browning

  • "England," it was somewhat casuistically argued in 1864, "has never been ungrateful to her poet; but the very depth and fervour of the reverence in which he is held have hitherto made it difficult for his scholars to agree upon any common proceeding in his name."

    Shakespeare and the Modern Stage with Other Essays

  • The ethics of the Lutheran church was treated more frequently casuistically than in a systematic form; it bore this character even as late as into the eighteenth century, and forms, properly speaking, only an amassment of material for a subsequent scientific development.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • Meanwhile, Guy and Cyril had gone to Charterhouse as nobody's wards, and been brought up in the expectation of earning their own livelihood, so no wrong, he said casuistically, had been done to THEM, at any rate.

    What's Bred in the Bone

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