Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a chimerical manner; wildly; vainly; fancifully; fantastically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Wildy; vainly; fancifully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a chimerical manner.

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Examples

  • Then, the young girl appeared, almost chimerically.

    Mark Twain

  • Then, the young girl appeared, almost chimerically.

    Mark Twain

  • Grotesque; spined and tusked, spiked and antlered, wenned and breasted; as chimerically angled, cusped and cornute as though they were the superangled, supercornute gods of the cusped and angled gods of the Javanese, they strove against the sledge-headed and smiting, the multiarmed and blasting square towers.

    The Metal Monster

  • All these vague and divergent points on which my eyes rested made more distant apparently than if it had been separated from us by several streets or by a series of foothills the house of Mme. de Plassac, actually quite near but chimerically remote as in an Alpine landscape.

    The Guermantes Way

  • These are either altogether superfluous, mere badges of ostentation and luxurious wealth, or they point to some fifth function not so much as contemplated by other universities, and, at present, absolutely and chimerically beyond their means of attainment.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • These are either altogether superfluous, mere badges of ostentation and luxurious wealth, or they point to some fifth function not so much as contemplated by other universities, and, at present, absolutely and chimerically beyond their means of attainment.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Volume 1

  • Charles Deroko Brooklyn No MSG To the Editor: Isn’t it clear that the premise of a “Plan B” chimerically wedding the sports arena to the new Penn Station is a terrible idea when compared to that of a redrawn and refurbished transportation hub/post office that offers every advantage of both [“Lord Foster, Others Propose Massive Plan to Supplant Garden,” Matthew Schuerman, Nov. 13]?

    Letters

  • Charles Deroko Brooklyn No MSG To the Editor: Isn’t it clear that the premise of a “Plan B” chimerically wedding the sports arena to the new Penn Station is a terrible idea when compared to that of a redrawn and refurbished transportation hub/post office that offers every advantage of both [“Lord Foster, Others Propose Massive Plan to Supplant Garden,” Matthew Schuerman, Nov. 13]?

    Letters

  • Charles Deroko Brooklyn No MSG To the Editor: Isn’t it clear that the premise of a “Plan B” chimerically wedding the sports arena to the new Penn Station is a terrible idea when compared to that of a redrawn and refurbished transportation hub/post office that offers every advantage of both [“Lord Foster, Others Propose Massive Plan to Supplant Garden,” Matthew Schuerman, Nov. 13]?

    Letters

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