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  • adv. In a ceremonial manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. According to rites and ceremonies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a ceremonial manner; as regards prescribed or recognized rites and ceremonies: as, a person ceremonially unclean; an act ceremonially unlawful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a ceremonial manner
  • adv. in a ceremonious manner


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ceremonial +‎ -ly


  • Instead of being celebrated, Tom Barbero should have had his name ceremonially removed from the rolls of the Torrington Board of Approved Baseball Umpires and then been drummed out of the association in a public manner for all to see.


  • Before the African slave trade arrived, Congo Square was the former sacred ground of the Houma Indians where the annual corn harvest was ceremonially celebrated.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • In an enhanced state of consciousness, he ceremonially announced that I had been to Africa before, many years ago:

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The community ceremonially prepared me, bound my eyes with colored bands, and laid me to the ground in a fasting room.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were ceremonially relaunched early last month in Washington and just two working sessions were held in Egypt and Jerusalem before the expiry of the settlement moratorium.

    Arab League urges US to call halt on Israeli settlements

  • Oh, and just as after the financial crisis, there will also be cries of, “but nobody could have known”, despite the fact that there were those who knew and said (pdf), but were ignored because they did NOT adopt the ceremonially required adopting of a common set of falsified assumptions to allow working with a particular mathematical toolkit. km Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Revenue Deadlock

  • —President Barack Obama said the long, divisive Iraq war will reach its formal end on Thursday, when an American flag in Baghdad signifying the U.S. military mission is ceremonially lowered and returned to the U.S.

    Obama Lauds Troops as Iraq War Winds Up

  • WASHINGTON -- In keeping with a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition, Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially pardoned a 4-pound yam today at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

    A Joe Biden Thanksgiving (Blog for Democracy)

  • While my son was willing to pose with the crown for a photo, he gladly relegated the carrying of the crown to his younger sister, ceremonially dressed in her favorite white Joan of Arc cape, while he proudly carried the prayer book and holy water.

    May Crowning Procession

  • She dresses ceremonially for death: Give me my robe, put upon my crown: we have/Immortal longings in me. husband, we come/Now to which name my bravery prove my title!

    Philadelphia Reflections: Shakspere Society of Philadelphia


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